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sigmoid colon


Definition: the part of the colon describing an S-shaped curve between the pelvic brim and the third sacral segment; it is continuous with the rectum.

Synonym(s): colon sigmoideumTA, colon pelvinum, flexura sigmoidea, sigmoid flexure

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