sigmoid flexure


sigmoid flexure

sigmoid flexure Word Origin noun

  1. Zoology. an S-shaped curve in a body part.
  2. Also called sigmoid colon. an S-shaped curve of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum.

Origin of sigmoid flexure First recorded in 1780–90 British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid colon sigmoid colon noun

  1. the S-shaped bend in the final portion of the large intestine that leads to the rectumAlso called: sigmoid flexure

sigmoid flexure noun

  1. zoology an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds

sigmoid colon in Medicine sigmoid colon n.

  1. sigmoid flexure

sigmoid flexure n.

  1. The S-shaped section of the colon between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment, continuous with the rectum.sigmoid colon

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