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colorectal

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

colorectal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the colon and rectum
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Word Origin and History for colorectal

adj.

by 1918, from comb. form of colon (n.2) + rectal.

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colorectal in Medicine

colorectal

(kō′lə-rĕktəl)
adj.
  1. Relating to the colon and the rectum, or to the entire large bowel.
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