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rec·tum

 (rĕk′təm)
n. pl. rec·tums or rec·ta (-tə)
The terminal portion of the large intestine, extending from the sigmoid colon to the anal canal.

[Middle English, from Latin (intestīnum) rēctum, straight (intestine), neuter of rēctus; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

rectum

(ˈrɛktəm)
n, pl -tums or -ta (-tə)
(Anatomy) the lower part of the alimentary canal, between the sigmoid flexure of the colon and the anus
[C16: shortened from New Latin rectum intestinum the straight intestine]

rec•tum

(ˈrɛk təm)

n., pl. -tums, -ta (-tə).
the terminal section of the large intestine, ending in the anus.
[1535–45; < New Latin rēctum (intestīnum) the straight (intestine)]

rec·tum

(rĕk′təm)
The lower end of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus.

rectum

The last part of the colon, where feces collect before leaving the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rectum - the terminal section of the alimentary canalrectum - the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
arteria rectalis, rectal artery - one of the arteries supplying the rectal area
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
anus - the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

rectum

noun
Related words
adjective rectal
Translations
مِعَى مُسْتَقيم
konečník
endetarm
pärasool
peräsuoli
végbél
endaòarmur
tiesioji žarna
taisnā zarna
konečník
anüsrektum

rectum

[ˈrektəm] N (rectums, recta (pl)) (Anat) → recto m

rectum

[ˈrɛktəm] nrectum m

rectum

n pl <-s or recta> → Rektum nt (spec), → Mastdarm m

rectum

[ˈrɛktəm] n (Anat) → retto

rectum

(ˈrektəm) noun
the lower part of the alimentary canal, through which waste substances pass from the intestines.

rec·tum

n. recto, la porción distal del intestino grueso que se extiende de la flexura sigmoidea al ano.

rectum

n (pl -ta o -tums) recto