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sig·moid co·lon

[TA]
the part of the colon describing an S-shaped curve between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment; it is continuous with the rectum.

sigmoid colon

n.
An S-shaped section of the colon between the descending section and the rectum. Also called sigmoid flexure.

sigmoid colon

the part of the colon that extends from the one descending colon in the pelvis to the juncture of the rectum. Also called sigmoid flexure.

sigmoid colon

The S-shaped part of the large intestine between the descending colon and rectum.

sig·moid co·lon

(sig'moyd kō'lŏn) [TA]
The part of the colon describing an S-shaped curve between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment; it is continuous with the rectum.
Synonym(s): colon sigmoideum [TA] .

sigmoid colon

The S-shaped lower end of the colon extending down from about the level of the brim of the pelvis to the RECTUM. Sigma is the Greek letter S.

Sigmoid colon

The final portion of the large intestine that empties into the rectum.

sigmoid

shaped like the letter C or S.

sigmoid colon
the distal part of the colon of some species, such as humans, shaped like an S, from the level of the iliac crest to the rectum.
sigmoid curve
an S-shaped curve of the relationship between two variables.
sigmoid flexure of the penis
situated in the bull's penis dorsal and caudal to the scrotal neck.
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