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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.
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(Medicine) an instrument incorporating a light for the direct observation of the colon, rectum, and sigmoid flexure
sigmoidoscopic adj
sigmoidoscopy n
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(sɪgˈmɔɪ dəˌskoʊp)

a rigid or flexible endoscope for visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
sig•moid`o•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
sig`moid•os′co•pist (-ˈdɒs kə pɪst) n.
sig`moid•os′co•py, n.
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Noun1.sigmoidoscope - an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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, sigmoscope
n. sigmoidoscopio, instrumento tubular largo que se usa paraexaminar la flexura sigmoide.
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n sigmoidoscopio
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If the impaction extends beyond the reach of the fingers, sigmoidoscopic visualization and lavage are indicated.
Study of sigmoidoscopic polypectomy in children with colorectal polyps.
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