rectouterine fold


A fold of the peritoneum that contains the rectouterine muscle, passes from the rectum to the base of the broad ligament on either side, and forms the lateral boundary of the rectouterine pouch.Douglas's fold

Nearby words

  1. rectostenosis,
  2. rectostomy,
  3. rectotomy,
  4. rectourethral muscle,
  5. rectouterine,
  6. rectouterine muscle,
  7. rectouterine pouch,
  8. rectovaginal septum,
  9. rectovesical muscle,
  10. rectovesical pouch

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