rectum

noun rec·tum \ ˈrek-təm \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of rectum

plural rectums or recta play \ˈrek-tə\
: the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus

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Origin and Etymology of rectum

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


RECTUM Defined for English Language Learners

rectum

noun

Definition of rectum for English Language Learners

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


RECTUM Defined for Kids

rectum

noun rec·tum \ ˈrek-təm \

Definition of rectum for Students

plural rectums also recta \-tə\
: the last part of the large intestine

Medical Dictionary

rectum

noun rec·tum \ ˈrek-təm \

medical Definition of rectum

plural rectums or recta play \-tə\
: the terminal part of the intestine from the sigmoid colon to the anus

Illustration of rectum


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


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