rectal

[ rek-tl ]
/ ˈrɛk tl /

adjective

of, relating to, or for the rectum.

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Origin of rectal

First recorded in 1870–75; rect(um) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM rectal

rec·tal·ly, adverbpost·rec·tal, adjectivepre·rec·tal, adjectivesub·rec·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rectal

rectal
/ (ˈrɛktəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the rectum

Derived forms of rectal

rectally, adverb
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Medical definitions for rectal

rectal
[ rĕktəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum.
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