Glossary Term:

Title

sigmoidoscopy

Phonetic

<b>sig</b>-moid-<b>AH</b>-skuh-pee

Description

a procedure in which a doctor can look into the rectum and the descending portion of the colon for polyps or other abnormalities. See also colorectal cancer screening, descending colon, rectum, sigmoid colon, sigmoidoscope, polyp.