<anatomy> The last portion of the large intestine (colon) that communicates with the sigmoid colon above and the anus below. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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noun the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
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(rek´tәm) the last part of the large intestine; it begins at the level of the third sacral vertebra as a continuation of the sigmoid colon and ends at the anal canal. The feces, the solid waste products of digestion, are formed in the large intestine and are gradually pushed down into the rec...
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• (n.) The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive.
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terminal segment of the digestive system in which feces accumulate just prior to discharge. The rectum is continuous with the sigmoid colon and ... [8 related articles]
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The part of the gastrointestinal tract that continues from the signoid colon of the large intestine to the anal canal and has a thick muscular layer. It follows the curvature of the sacrum and is firmly attached to it by connective tissue. The rectum and ends about 5 cm below the tip of the coccyx, ...
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The last 12 centimeters of the large intestines. The rectum stores solid waste until it expelled from the body through the anus. Constipation can lead to hemorrhoids or varicose veins in the rectum during pregnancy, which can bleed and become painful.
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rectum: see intestine.
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The rectum is the lowest portion of the large intestine, terminating at the anus. The rectum is S- shaped, about 22 cm long, and is formed of muscle layers similar to those elsewhere in the intestinal tract. The lower end of the rectum is funnel-shaped and terminates in the anal canal which is lined...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: rek′tŭm; -tŭmz, rek′tă Definitions: 1. The terminal portion of the digestive tube, extending from the rectosigmoid junction to the anal canal (perineal flexure).
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Lowest part of the large intestine of animals, which stores faeces prior to elimination (defecation)
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The last 6 to 8 inches of the large intestine. The rectum stores solid waste until it leaves the body through the anus. The word rectum comes from the Latin rectus meaning straight (which the human rectum is not).
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Lowermost portion of the large intestine, immediately adjacent to the anus.
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