sigmoidoscopy


sigmoidoscopy

sigmoidoscopy [sig-moi-dos-kuh-pee] Word Origin noun, plural sig·moid·os·co·pies.

  1. an examination by means of a sigmoidoscope.

Origin of sigmoidoscopy First recorded in 1895–1900; sigmoidoscope + -y3 Word Origin and History for sigmoidoscopy n.

1896, from sigmoid + -scopy, with connective -o-.

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