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sig·moid

 (sĭg′moid′) also sig·moi·dal (sĭg-moid′l)
adj.
1. Having the shape of the letter S.
2. Of or relating to the sigmoid colon.

[Greek sīgmoeidēs : sīgma, sigma; see sigma + -oeidēs, -oid.]

sigmoid

(ˈsɪɡmɔɪd)
adj
1. shaped like the letter S
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the sigmoid colon of the large intestine
n
3. (Anatomy) See sigmoid colon
4. (Zoology) See sigmoid colon
[C17: from Greek sigmoeidēs sigma-shaped]

sig•moid

(ˈsɪg mɔɪd)

also sig•moi′dal,



adj.
1. shaped like the letter S.
2. shaped like the letter C (the uncial form of the sigma).
3. of, pertaining to, or situated near the sigmoid flexure of the large intestine.
[1660–70; < Greek sigmoeidḗs shaped like a sigma. See sigma, -oid]

sigmoid

S-shaped, as in part of the colon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sigmoid - curved in two directions (like the letter S)
2.sigmoid - of or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine
Translations

sig·moid

a. sigmoide, sigmoideo.
1. que tiene forma de una S.
2. rel. al colon sigmoide.

sigmoid

adj sigmoide or sigmoideo
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