sigmoidoscopy 1900, from SIGMOID (Cf. sigmoid) + -oscopy (see -SCOPE (Cf. -scope)).

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  • sigmoidoscopy — [ˌsɪgmɔɪ dɒskəpi] noun examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus. Derivatives sigmoidoscope noun sigmoidoscopic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • sigmoidoscopy — sig·moid·os·co·py …   English syllables

  • sigmoidoscopy — n. examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon with a sigmoidoscope. It is used to investigate diarrhoea or rectal bleeding, particularly to detect colitis or cancer of the rectum …   The new mediacal dictionary

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