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What is the sigmoid colon?



A. V shaped portion of the large bowel
B. First part of colon
C. S- shaped portion of the large bowel

This question is part of medical terminology quiz 2
Asked by Tdawgg, Last updated: Jan 16, 2019

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Aug 03, 2017

The sigmoid is actually the S-shaped part of the colon.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Mar 21, 2017

Sigma is the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, it transliterates as 'S'.
Sigmoid is therefore 'S' shaped.
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 13, 2017

V shaped portion of the large bowel
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