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anal verge

noun \ -ˈvərj \

medical Definition of anal verge

: the lower edge of the anal canal that marks the junction of the anal canal and the external hair-bearing skin
  • The anal verge … is the junction of nonkeratinized squamous epithelium of the anal canal with hair-bearing, keratinized, perianal skin.
  • —Salma K. Jabbour and Deborah Frassica, in Handbook of Radiation Oncology: Basic Principles and Clinical Protocols2009
  • In most cases, the diagnosis can be made by visual inspection of the anal verge
  • —Sharon WorcesterFamily Practice News1 May 2005

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