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RECTUM (recta)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rectum mean? 

RECTUM (noun)
  The noun RECTUM has 1 sense:

1. the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus

  Familiarity information: RECTUM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RECTUM (noun)

Sense 1rectum [BACK TO TOP]


The terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("rectum" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "rectum"):

arteria rectalis; rectal artery (one of the arteries supplying the rectal area)

anus; arse; arsehole; asshole (excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal)

Holonyms ("rectum" is a part of...):

large intestine (beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces)

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