[sig-moi-duh-skohp] /sɪgˈmɔɪ dəˌskoʊp/
a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure

sigmoidoscope sig·moid·o·scope (sĭg-moi’də-skōp’)
A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid flexure.
sig’moid·os’co·py (sĭg’moi-dŏs’kə-pē) adj.


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