rectocele

[ rek-tuh-seel ]
/ ˈrɛk təˌsil /

noun

a hernia of the rectum into the vagina.

Nearby words

  1. rectitis,
  2. rectitude,
  3. rectitudinous,
  4. recto,
  5. recto-,
  6. rectococcygeal muscle,
  7. rectococcypexy,
  8. rectopexy,
  9. rectoplasty,
  10. rector

Origin of rectocele

First recorded in 1855–60; rect(um) + -o- + -cele1

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British Dictionary definitions for rectocele

rectocele

/ (ˈrɛktəʊˌsiːl) /

noun

pathol a protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina

Word Origin for rectocele

C19: New Latin, from rectum + -cele

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Medicine definitions for rectocele

rectocele

[ rĕktə-sēl′ ]

n.

proctocele

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