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Meaning of RECTUM

Pronunciation:  'rektum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
 

RECTUM is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: anus, arse, arsehole, arteria rectalis, asshole, body part, large intestine, rectal artery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rec"tum\ (-t?m), n. [NL. (sc. intestinum), fr. L. rectus
straight. See {Right}.] (Anat.)
The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because
supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust.
under {Digestive}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: lower end of the large intestine, leading to the anus.
 

 

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