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colorectal

[koh-luh-rek-tl]
adjective Anatomy.
pertaining to or involving the colon and rectum: colorectal cancer.

Origin:
colo- + rectal

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colorectal (ˌkəʊləʊˈrɛktəl)
 
adj
of or relating to the colon and rectum

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colorectal
by 1918, from colon (2) + rectum.
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colorectal co·lo·rec·tal (kō'lə-rěk'təl)
adj.
Relating to the colon and the rectum, or to the entire large bowel.

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