Medical Dictionary


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

Illustration of RECTUM


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears