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rectal

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

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

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

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rectal in Medicine

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

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rectal in Science
rectum
  (rěk'təm)   
Plural rectums or recta
The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for elimination from the body.

rectal adjective
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