colorectum

noun
co·​lo·​rec·​tum | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈrek-təm, ˌkäl-ə- How to pronounce colorectum (audio) \
plural colorectums or colorecta\ -​tə How to pronounce colorecta (audio) \

Medical Definition of colorectum

: the colon and the rectum Similar risks across time intervals were observed among participants with a history of adenoma in the proximal colon or distal colorectum.— Reiko Nishihara et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Sept. 2013

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“Colorectum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/colorectum. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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