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rectal

[rek-tl]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or for the rectum.
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Origin of rectal

First recorded in 1870–75; rect(um) + -al1
Related formsrec·tal·ly, adverbpost·rec·tal, adjectivepre·rec·tal, adjectivesub·rec·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rectally

rectal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the rectum
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Derived Formsrectally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for rectally

rectal

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rectally in Medicine

rectal

(rĕktəl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum.
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