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sigmoidoscope

 [sig-moi´do-skōp]
an endoscope for use in sigmoidoscopy.

sig·moi·do·scope

(sig-moy'dō-skōp),
An endoscope for viewing the lumen of the sigmoid colon.
Synonym(s): sigmoscope
[sigmoido- + G. skopeō, to view]

sigmoidoscope

(sĭg-moi′də-skōp′)
n.
A tubular instrument used for inspection of the sigmoid colon.

sig·moid′o·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
sig′moid·os′co·py (sĭg′moi-dŏs′kə-pē) n.

sigmoidoscope

[sigmoi′dəskōp′]
Etymology: Gk, sigma + eidos + skopein, to look
an instrument used to examine the lumen of the sigmoid colon. It consists of a tube and a light, allowing direct visualization of the mucous membrane lining the colon. Compare proctoscope.
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Sigmoidoscope

sigmoidoscope

A narrow-bore, lighted device for examining the sigmoid colonic mucosa, which can be rigid or flexible, and equipped to obtain biopsies from regions of interest.

sigmoidoscope

Gastroenterology A narrow-bore, lighted device for examining the sigmoid colon mucosa, which can be rigid or flexible, and equipped to obtain biopsies from regions of interest. See Endoscopy.

sig·moi·do·scope

, sigmoscope (sig'moy'dŏ-skōp, sig'mŏ-)
An endoscope for viewing the cavity of the sigmoid colon.
[sigmoido- + G. skopeō, to view]
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