1 curved in two directions (like the letter S)
2 of or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine [syn: sigmoidal]
EtymologyFrom (sigmoeidēs) < or (sigma) "sigma" + (eidos) "form, likeness". Compare with French sigmoïde.
Sigmoid means resembling the lower-case Greek letter sigma (ς). Specific uses include:
sigmoid in German: Sigmoid
sigmoid in Turkish: Sigmoid
sigmoid in French: Sigmoïde
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