colorectal

adjective co·lo·rec·tal \ ˌkō-lō-ˈrek-tᵊl \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of colorectal

: relating to or affecting the colon and rectum
  • colorectal cancer

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First Known Use of colorectal

1889


COLORECTAL Defined for English Language Learners

colorectal

adjective

Definition of colorectal for English Language Learners

  • medical : of or relating to the lower part of the large intestine : of or relating to the colon and the rectum


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colorectal

adjective co·lo·rec·tal \ ˌkō-lə-ˈrek-tᵊl, ˌkäl-ə- \

medical Definition of colorectal

: relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
  • colorectal cancer

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