anal verge

noun
\ -ˈvərj How to pronounce anal verge (audio) \

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 Protocols, 2009 In most cases, the diagnosis can be made by visual inspection of the anal verge— Sharon Worcester, Family Practice News, 1 May 2005

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“Anal verge.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anal%20verge. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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