Glossary Term:

Title

sigmoid colon

Phonetic

<b>sig</b>-moyd <b>ko</b>-lun

Description

the fourth section of the colon. The sigmoid colon attaches to the rectum, which in turn connects to the anus, the opening where waste matter passes out of the body. See also anus, ascending colon, colon, descending colon, transverse colon, rectum.