the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
The terminal part of the large intestine through which feces pass.
the terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive
Origin: [NL. (sc. intestinum), fr. L. rectus straight. See Right.]
The rectum is the final straight portion of the large intestine in some mammals, and the gut in others. The human rectum is about 12 centimetres long, and begins at the rectosigmoid junction, at the level of the third sacral vertebra or the sacral promontory depending upon what definition is used. Its caliber is similar to that of the sigmoid colon at its commencement, but it is dilated near its termination, forming the rectal ampulla. It terminates at the level of the anorectal ring or the dentate line, again depending upon which definition is used. In humans, the rectum is followed by the anal canal, before the gastrointestinal tract terminates at the anal verge.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rek′tum, n. the lowest part of the large intestine:—pl. Rec′ta.—adj. Rec′tal.—ns. Rec′toscope, a speculum for rectal examination; Rectot′omy, the operation for dividing a rectal stricture.—adjs. Rec′to-urē′thral, pertaining to the rectum and to the urethra; Rec′to-ū′terine, to the rectum and the uterus; Rec′to-vag′inal, to the rectum and the vagina; Rec′to-ves′ical, to the rectum and the bladder. [L. rectus, straight.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
The numerical value of Rectum in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rectum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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- Rektum, MastdarmGerman
- athán, driseachán, reicteamIrish
- tòn, màsScottish Gaelic
- ուղիղ աղիք, վերջաղիքArmenian
- ajilchiiʼNavajo, Navaho
- ре́ктум, пряма́я кишка́Russian
- rektum, ändtarmSwedish
- ruột thẳng, trực tràngVietnamese
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