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rectal

[rek-tl] /ˈrɛk tl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or for the rectum.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; rect(um) + -al1
Related forms
rectally, adverb
postrectal, adjective
prerectal, adjective
subrectal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prerectal

rectal

/ˈrɛktəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the rectum
Derived Forms
rectally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for prerectal

rectal

adj.

1822, from stem of rectum + -al (1). Related: Rectally.

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prerectal in Medicine

rectal rec·tal (rěk'təl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum.

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