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rectocele

[ rek-tuh-seel ]
/ ˈrɛk təˌsil /
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noun

a hernia of the rectum into the vagina.

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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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Medical definitions for rectocele

rectocele
[ rĕktə-sēl′ ]

n.

proctocele
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