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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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rec·tum

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

The last part of the colon, where feces collect before leaving the body.
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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
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rectum

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

rectum

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

[ˈrɛktəm] nrectum m
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rectum

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

[ˈrɛktəm] n (Anat) → retto
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rectum

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

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

n (pl -ta o -tums) recto
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SGLT-1 will not have a physiological function to absorb glucose in bovine rectum under the normal and the fasting condition because SGLT-1 gene expression in the bovine rectum was lower than that in bovine jejunum (unpublished data, T.
incidence rates of the most common cancers per 100,000 people, by race All White Black Asian/Pacific Hispanic Men Islander Prostate 158 150 236 85 135 Lung and bronchus 87 87 107 52 51 Colon and rectum 61 61 69 46 52 Women Breast 124 126 112 82 91 Lung and bronchus 55 57 51 27 27 Colon and rectum 45 44 52 34 36 SOURCE, BOTH: AHMEDIN JEMAL ET AL., JNCI.
Continence depends on properly functioning muscles and nerves in and around the rectum and anal canal.
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Endoscopy involving a camera on a long tether inserted into the rectum and snaked through the bowel has for many years been the traditional test, but there is evidence now that the capsule method is superior to both traditional endoscopy and x-ray for detecting the disease.
Of course not, because besides being one of the few creatures that Lucifer spawned from his rectum, that possum was so decayed it revealed a frightening insect laden bone structure you had erased from your childhood memories ...
The disease affects the inner lining of the colon or rectum and arises from benign polyps (abnormal masses of tissue) that develop in these areas.
Cancer of the colon or rectum was more common in people who consumed more red or processed meat and less common in those who consumed more fish, says a massive study that tracked more than 475,000 men and women from 10 European countries for roughly five years.
The large intestine is the last section of the digestive tract and consists of the colon and rectum. The colon is five to six feet long, the last 12 to 15 centimeters or 7 to 9 inches of which is called the rectum.
A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of gold concealed in his rectum.
Heba Nassar, head of Health Education Department at QCS, said, "This campaign aims to raise awareness about colorectal cancer- an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the colon or the rectum. Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called a polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum.
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