Definition of Sigmoid colon

1. Noun. The s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum.

Exact synonyms: Sigmoid Flexure
Group relationships: Large Intestine
Generic synonyms: Colon



Definition of Sigmoid colon

1. Noun. (anatomy) the S-shaped section of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sigmoid colon

1. The portion of the colon that connects to the descending colon above and the rectum below. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sigmoid Colon

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Literary usage of Sigmoid colon

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1. Diseases of the Rectum and Anus: Designed for Students and Practitioners of by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1902)
"sigmoid colon (SIGMOID FLEXURE) The close relation of the sigmoid colon and rectum, and the frequency with which disease of one extends to the other, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1850)
"So long as the convolutions of the sigmoid colon hung downwards and to the left side, there was no difficulty in the passage of faecal matters into them ..."

3. Diseases of the rectum and anus by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1906)
"sigmoid colon (SIGMOID FLEXURE) The close relation of the sigmoid colon and rectum, and the frequency with which disease of one extends to the other, ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It begins at the level of the iliac crest, where it is continuous with the descending colon, and ends in the sigmoid colon at the superior aperture of the ..."

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