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rectotomy rec·tot·o·my (rěk-tŏt’ə-mē)
See proctotomy.


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  • Rectourethral muscle

    rectourethral muscle rec·to·u·re·thral muscle (rěk’tō-yu-rē’thrəl) n. 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

    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.

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