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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.


A diagnostic method of examining the rectum and colon using a special type of endoscope called a sigmoidoscope.
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Noun1.sigmoidoscopy - visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope


n. sigmoidoscopía, uso de un sigmoidoscopio para examinar la flexura sigmoide.


n (pl -pies) sigmoidoscopia; flexible — sigmoidoscopia flexible
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