adjective ad·rec·tal \(ˈ)ad-¦rek-təl\

Definition of adrectal

  1. :  adjacent to the rectum —used especially of a gland in certain mollusks that secretes a fluid which turns purple on exposure to light — see tyrian purple

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Origin and Etymology of adrectal

ad- + rectal

First Known Use: 1883

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to cast off or become cast off

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