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rectum

noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\

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

plural rectums or rec·ta \-tə\

Full Definition of RECTUM

:  the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus
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Origin of RECTUM

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from rectum intestinum, literally, straight intestine
First Known Use: 15th century
RECTUMS Defined for Kids

rectum

noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\
plural rec·tums also rec·ta \-tə\

Definition of RECTUM for Kids

:  the last part of the large intestine
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rectum

noun rec·tum \ˈrek-təm\
plural rectums or rec·ta \-tə\

Medical Definition of RECTUM

:  the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus

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