a plural of rectum.
noun, plural rectums, recta
[rek-tuh] /ˈrɛk tə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the comparatively straight, terminal section of the intestine, ending in the anus.
a plural of rectum
noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə)
the lower part of the alimentary canal, between the sigmoid flexure of the colon and the anus
rectum rec·tum (rěk’təm)
n. pl. rec·tums or rec·ta (-tə)
The terminal portion of the large intestine, extending from the sigmoid flexure to the anal canal.
Plural rectums or recta
The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for elimination from the body.
The outermost portion of the large intestine. Feces are stored in the rectum until they are passed out of the body through the anus.
adjective 1. of, relating to, or for the rectum. adjective 1. of or relating to the rectum rectal rec·tal (rěk’təl) adj. Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum. rectum (rěk’təm) Plural rectums or recta The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for […]
- Rectal ampulla
rectal ampulla n. A dilated portion of the rectum just above the anal canal.
- Rectal anesthesia
rectal anesthesia n. General anesthesia following instillation of liquid anesthetics into the rectum.
- Rectal artery
rectal artery n. An artery with its origin in the internal pudendal artery, with distribution to the anal canal, the muscles and skin of the anal region, and the skin of the buttocks; inferior rectal artery. An artery with its origin in the internal iliac artery, with distribution to the middle portion of the rectum; […]