sigmoid flexure
noun see sigmoid colon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sigmoid flexure — Sigmoid Sig moid, Sigmoidal Sig*moid al, a. [Gr. ???; ??? sigma + e i^dos form, likeness: cf. F. sigmo[ i]de.] Curved in two directions, like the letter S, or the Greek [sigmat]. [1913 Webster] {Sigmoid flexure} (Anat.), the last curve of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sigmoid flexure — n sigmoid colon * * * see sigmoid colon * * * colon sigmoideum …   Medical dictionary

  • sigmoid flexure — n. 1. Anat. the last curving part of the colon, ending in the rectum: see INTESTINE 2. Zool. an S shaped curve …   English World dictionary

  • sigmoid flexure — noun the s shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum • Syn: ↑sigmoid colon • Hypernyms: ↑colon • Part Holonyms: ↑large intestine * * * noun 1. : an S shaped curve (as in …   Useful english dictionary

  • sigmoid flexure — sigmoid colon …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sigmoid flexure — 1. Zool. 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. See diag. under intestine. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • sigmoid flexure — sig′moid flex′ure n. 1) anS shaped curve in a body part 2) anat. Also called sig′moid co′lon. theS shaped curve of the large intestine where the descending colon joins the rectum in humans • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • sigmoid flexure — /sɪgmɔɪd ˈflɛkʃə/ (say sigmoyd flekshuh) noun 1. Zoology an S shaped curve consisting of several parts. 2. Anatomy the last curve of the large intestine before terminating in the rectum …   Australian English dictionary

  • Кишка Сигмовидная Ободочная (Sigmoid Colon, Sigmoid Flexure) — S образная конечная часть ободочной кишки, переходящая в прямую кишку. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • sigmoid colon — n the contracted and crooked part of the colon immediately above the rectum called also pelvic colon, sigmoid flexure * * * the S shaped terminal part of the descending colon, which leads to the rectum. * * * colon sigmoideum [TA] the S shaped… …   Medical dictionary

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