rectal

[ rek-tl ]
/ ˈrɛk tl /
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adjective

of, relating to, or for the rectum.

Nearby words

  1. recrystallize,
  2. rect,
  3. rect-,
  4. rect.,
  5. recta,
  6. rectal ampulla,
  7. rectal anesthesia,
  8. rectal artery,
  9. rectal column,
  10. rectal sinus

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

/ (ˈrɛktəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the rectum
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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Medicine definitions for rectally

rectal

[ rĕktəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum.

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