A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the colon. A sigmoidoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to remove tissue.

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  • sigmoidoscope — [sig moid′ə skōp΄] n. [ SIGMOID + O + SCOPE] an illuminated, tubular instrument for the direct examination of the rectum, colon, and sigmoid flexure sigmoidoscopic [sig moid΄əskäp′ik] adj. sigmoidoscopy [sig΄moid′äs′kə pē] n. pl. sigmoidoscopies …   English World dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — noun an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon • Syn: ↑flexible sigmoidoscope • Hypernyms: ↑endoscope …   Useful english dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — noun Date: circa 1900 an endoscope designed to be passed through the anus for visual examination especially of the sigmoid colon • sigmoidoscopic adjective • sigmoidoscopy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — sigmoidoscopic /sig moy deuh skop ik/, adj. sigmoidoscopist /sig moy dos keuh pist/, n. /sig moy deuh skohp /, n. a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon. Also called proctosigmoidoscope. [1900 05;… …   Universalium

  • sigmoidoscope — noun an instrument used for examining the sigmoid colon …   Wiktionary

  • Sigmoidoscope — A lighted instrument used to view the inside of the lower colon. * * * An endoscope for viewing the lumen of the sigmoid colon. SYN: sigmoscope. [sigmoido + G. skopeo, to view] * * * sig·moid·o·scope sig mȯid ə .skōp n an endoscope designed to… …   Medical dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — instrument for examining the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — n. lighted endoscope used to view the interior of the colon (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sigmoidoscope — sig·moid·o·scope …   English syllables

  • sigmoidoscope — n. an instrument inserted through the anus in order to inspect the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon. In its commonest form it consists of a steel, chrome, or plastic tube, 25 cm long and 3 cm in diameter, with some form of illumination… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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