HyperDic: rectum

English > 1 sense of the word rectum:
NOUNbodyrectumthe terminal section of the alimentary canal
rectum > pronunciation
Soundsreh'ktahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > rectum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus.
Part oflarge intestineBeginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum
PartsanusThe excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
rectal artery, arteria rectalisOne of the arteries supplying the rectal area
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishrecto, rectum
Catalanrecte
Adjectivesanorectalpertaining to the anus and rectum considered together
colorectalrelating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
rectalof or involving the rectum
rectosigmoidof or related to or near the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum

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