Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inspection of the mucous membrane of the sigmoid flexure.

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  • noun medicine intestinal examination from anal insertion

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  • noun visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps

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Examples

  • It's time for another flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is not my favorite medical procedure.

    March 14th, 2006

  • A shorter colon cancer test called a sigmoidoscopy may help save lives.

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  • At the start of the colorectal cancer part of the study, participants were offered a screening flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the lower, or sigmoid, portion of the colon.

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  • Professor Bolin said sigmoidoscopy, which is performed without sedation, could be extremely uncomfortable and frequently could not reach more distant parts of the bowel, particularly in women.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • At the start of the colorectal cancer part of the study, participants were offered a screening flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the lower, or sigmoid, portion of the colon.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The 16-year study involving more than 170,000 people in Britain found that a simple procedure known as sigmoidoscopy may have lifelong implications for preventing the second-biggest cancer killer worldwide, said lead researcher Wendy Atkin from Imperial College London.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The 16-year study involving more than 170,000 people in Britain found that a simple procedure known as sigmoidoscopy may have lifelong implications for preventing the second-biggest cancer killer worldwide, said lead researcher Wendy Atkin from Imperial College London.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • At the start of the colorectal cancer part of the study, participants were offered a screening flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the lower, or sigmoid, portion of the colon.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The 16-year study involving more than 170,000 people in Britain found that a simple procedure known as sigmoidoscopy may have lifelong implications for preventing the second-biggest cancer killer worldwide, said lead researcher Wendy Atkin from Imperial College London.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • At the start of the colorectal cancer part of the study, participants were offered a screening flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the lower, or sigmoid, portion of the colon.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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