sigmoid flexure


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sigmoid flexure

n
(Zoology) zoology an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds
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sig′moid flex′ure


n.
1. an S-shaped curve in a body part.
2. Also called sig′moid co′lon. the S-shaped curve of the large intestine where the descending colon joins the rectum in humans.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.sigmoid flexure - the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
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Frequently the calculi get lodged between the ischial arch and sigmoid flexure and in few cases may obstruct at the neck of urinary bladder (Tyagi and Singh, 2015).
Sigmoid is too snakelike, and the phrase it gives its name to, sigmoid flexure, refers to "the contracted and crooked part of the colon immediately above the rectum," according to Merriam-Webster.