Definition of sigmoid colon in English:

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sigmoid colon


The S-shaped last part of the large intestine, leading into the rectum.
Example sentences
  • The hindgut develops into the distal third of the transverse colon, the sigmoid colon, rectum, and upper two thirds of the anal canal.
  • The internal iliac arteries supply blood to the sigmoid colon and rectum.
  • Stent delivery using fluoroscopic screening alone seems to be adequate for tumours affecting the distal sigmoid colon and rectum.

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Syllabification: sig·moid co·lon

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