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rectouterine rec·to·u·ter·ine (rěk’tō-yōō’tər-ĭn, -tə-rīn’)
Relating to the rectum and the uterus.


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  • 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.

  • 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.

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