Etymology

1. sigmoid

adjective. ['ˈsɪgˌmɔɪd'] of or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine.

Etymology

  • σιγμοειδής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Sigmoid Colon

  • semi-colon
  • ;semi-colon
  • margolin
  • swollen
  • stolen
  • tolen
  • tolan
  • solon
  • solan
  • rolon
  • rolen
  • rolan
  • polen
  • polan
  • nolan
  • molen
  • holen
  • holan
  • golan
  • folan
  • dollan
  • dolen
  • dolan
  • :colon
  • colen
  • colan
  • bowlen
  • bolon
  • bolen
  • bolan

Example sentences of the word sigmoid-colon


1. Noun Phrase
Pouches (called diverticula) develop in the wall of your bowel, most often in the sigmoid colon.

2. Noun Phrase
Thickened sigmoid colon treatment can range from stool softeners or over-the-counter medication to surgery.

3. Noun Phrase
Thickened sigmoid colon can be caused by diverticulosis and may be hard to detect.

4. Noun Phrase
The sigmoid colon is the area of the colon that is put under the most pressure.

2. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.

Synonyms

  • sigmoid colon
  • large intestine
  • descending colon
  • ascending colon
  • vena sigmoideus
  • sigmoid vein
  • transverse colon
  • sigmoid flexure

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter).

Synonyms

  • punctuation mark

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos.

Synonyms

  • El Salvadoran colon
  • El Salvadoran monetary unit

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos.

Synonyms

  • Costa Rican monetary unit
  • Costa Rican colon

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. Colon

noun. a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal.

Synonyms

  • Republic of Panama
  • Aspinwall
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