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

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“Colorectum.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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