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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.]
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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]
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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]
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sigmoid

S-shaped, as in part of the colon.
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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
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Translations

sig·moid

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

adj sigmoide or sigmoideo
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Metatarsus I not sigmoidly curved, without basal or median protuberance on retrolateral face; it contacts the ventral tibial apophysis when flexed.
Palpal bulb (Figures 4c, 4d) with a narrow embolus projecting retrolaterally from tegulum, sigmoidly curved, and two subparallel keels, PS and PI keel, both keels smooth.
Male palpal organ with a narrow embolus projecting retrolaterally from tegulum, sigmoidly curved (Figures 9-10), with two close subparallel prolateral keels, PS and PI.