sigmoid flexure

sig·moid flex·ure
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sig-moid flek-sher]
    • /ˈsɪg mɔɪd ˈflɛk ʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sig-moid flek-sher]
    • /ˈsɪg mɔɪd ˈflɛk ʃər/

Definitions of sigmoid flexure words

  • noun sigmoid flexure Zoology. an S -shaped curve in a body part. 1
  • noun sigmoid flexure Also called sigmoid colon. an S -shaped curve of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum. 1
  • noun sigmoid flexure an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds 0
  • noun sigmoid flexure the last curving part of the colon, ending in the rectum 0
  • noun sigmoid flexure an S-shaped curve 0

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Origin of sigmoid flexure

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1780-90

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sigmoid flexure popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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