from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid colon.

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  • n. An instrument used for examining the sigmoid colon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of speculum used in examination of the sigmoid flexure.

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  • n. an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon


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  • The doctor inserts a long, flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope, or scope, into the anus and slowly guides it through the rectum and into the sigmoid colon.

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  • A sigmoidoscope is a slender, lighted tube about the thickness of a finger.

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  • At the Stanford University School of Medicine (a place, as it happens, where I once underwent an absolutely hilarious procedure with a sigmoidoscope), the grim-faced researchers showed 10 men and 10 women a sample of 70 black-and-white cartoons and got them to rate the gags on a "funniness scale."

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  • Well, let me first explain what a sigmoidoscope is: a fiber-optic tubular instrument inserted through the anus for examining the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

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  • The last patient was wheeled in ten minutes later, and Mr Gore-Symes, perched on a stool, applied his trained eye to the sigmoidoscope.

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  • In a sigmoidoscopy, a sigmoidoscope is inserted through the anus and rectum and into the sigmoid colon. - latest science and technology news stories

  • It has no effect beyond the reach of the sigmoidoscope, but that is where two thirds of cancers occur. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • * A sigmoidoscope transmits a video image from inside the colon to a computer screen.

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  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy - the doctor uses a sigmoidoscope, a flexible, slender and lighted tube, to examine the patient's rectum and sigmoid (the sigmoid colon is the last of the colon, before the rectum).

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