A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid colon.(noun)
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Use "sigmoidoscope" in a sentence
"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."
"A sigmoidoscope is a slender, lighted tube about the thickness of a finger."
"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.""