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.
- Rectovaginal septum
rectovaginal septum rec·to·vag·i·nal septum (rěk’tō-vāj’ə-nəl) n. The fascial layer between the vagina and the lower part of the rectum.
- Rectovesical muscle
rectovesical muscle rec·to·ves·i·cal muscle (rěk’tō-věs’ĭ-kəl) n. Smooth muscle fibers in the folds in the male that extend backward from the sides of the bladder on either side of the rectum to the sacrum.