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Rectum   /rˈɛktəm/   Listen
Rectum

noun
(pl. rectums, recta)
1.
The terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus.






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"Rectum" Quotes from Famous Books



... those who had died from dysentery revealed derangement of the digestive organs; the stomach, the large intestine, mostly the rectum, were inflamed; the intima of stomach and duodenum, sometime the whole intestine, were atonic. In some cases there were small ulcers, with jagged margins, in the stomach, especially in its fundus, and in ...
— Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 • Achilles Rose



Words linked to "Rectum" :   arteria rectalis, rectal artery, body part, rectal, large intestine, anus



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