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rectum

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noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\

Simple Definition of rectum

  • medical : the end of the tube in your body that helps digest food : the last part of the large intestine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rectum

plural

rectums

or

recta

play \-tə\
  1. :  the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus

Origin and Etymology of rectum

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from rectum intestinum, literally, straight intestine


First Known Use: 15th century


RECTUM Defined for Kids

rectum

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noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\

Definition of rectum for Students

plural

rectums

also

recta

\-tə\
  1. :  the last part of the large intestine




Medical Dictionary

rectum

play
noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\

Medical Definition of rectum

plural

rectums

or

recta

\-tə\play
  1. :  the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus



Illustration of rectum


Learn More about rectum

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of rectum Spanish Central: Translation of rectum Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rectum


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