rectourethral muscle rec·to·u·re·thral muscle (rěk’tō-yu-rē’thrəl)
Smooth muscle fibers that pass forward from the longitudinal muscle layer of the rectum to the spongy membrane just beyond the bulb of the penis.
rectouterine rec·to·u·ter·ine (rěk’tō-yōō’tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn’) adj. Relating to the rectum and the uterus.
- Rectouterine fold
rectouterine fold n. A fold of the peritoneum that contains the rectouterine muscle, passes from the rectum to the base of the broad ligament on either side, and forms the lateral boundary of the rectouterine pouch. Also called Douglas’s fold.
- Rectouterine muscle
rectouterine muscle n. A band of fibrous tissue and smooth muscle fibers on either side of the uterine cervix and the rectum in the rectouterine fold.
- Rectouterine pouch
rectouterine pouch n. A pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus. Also called Douglas cul-de-sac, Douglas pouch.