- : An examination of the rectum and the lower part of the colon using a thin, lighted instrument called a sigmoidoscope.
* * *Direct inspection through a sigmoidoscope of the rectum and sigmoid colon. [procto- + sigmoid + G. skopeo, to view]
* * *proc·to·sig·moid·o·scop·ic -.mȯid-ə-'skäp-ik adj
* * *proc·to·sig·moi·dos·co·py (prok″to-sig″moi-dosґkə-pe) examination of the rectum and sigmoid with the sigmoidoscope.
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