[ UK /ɹˈɛktəm/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɛktəm/ ]
  1. the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
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How To Use rectum In A Sentence

  • Before scrubbing, gowning, and gloving, the surgeon usually performs a rectal examination and proctoscopy to suction out any remaining stool in the distal rectum.
  • Body temperature is therefore most accurately measured by an intravascular thermistor, but measurement by infrared ear thermometry or with an electronic probe in the rectum is an acceptable alternative.
  • B. majusculum, stricEe erectum, frondibus pin - natis, pinnis longo - lanceolatis acutis, basi minime dilatatis, argute rigideque serrulatis. Species plantarum : exhibentes plantas rite cognitas ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas
  • From an anatomical and surgical point of view, the rectum begins at the peritoneal reflection.
  • An uncommon genital or anorectal affecting the anus and/or rectum infection that is caused by a specific type of Chlamydia trachomatis. The Volokh Conspiracy » Criminal Charges Against Anti-Homosexuality Street Preacher Dropped in England
  • Exploratory laparotomy was performed, and a large soft tissue mass was found extending from the left side of the pelvis involving the rectum.
  • Wakefield, on the other hand, was anything but discouraging: He suggested that Michelle have a pediatric gastroenterologist perform an endoscopy, which is an invasive surgical procedure during which a fiber-optic camera is threaded up the rectum or down the mouth and through the maze of the gastrointestinal tract. The Panic Virus
  • The best food by the rectum is plain peptonized milk. The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies
  • The formation of pus as a result of infected tissue around the anus or rectum.
  • Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, affects the lower part of the digestive system, the large bowel and the rectum.
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