the comparatively straight, terminal section of the intestine, ending in the anus.
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How to use rectum in a sentence
If you want to protect your penis or your rectum from excruciating sores a condom will help.
This is mainly due to the fragile and porous tissue in the rectum, and the high viral load of semen and pre-seminal fluid.Why the FDA finally approved a condom for anal sex | Sara Kiley Watson | February 26, 2022 | Popular-Science
They did this by identifying a telltale gas emitted out the rectums of people with colon cancer.Viral scents? Dogs sniff out coronavirus in human sweat | Sharon Oosthoek | August 19, 2020 | Science News For Students
rectum, rek′tum, n. the lowest part of the large intestine:—pl.
rectum I take to indicate that the instrument was straight and not a curved bistoury.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times | John Stewart Milne
"rectum" followed "exterius" in the written copy, wherein "s. albidus" and "antice sinu excavata" were not to be found.
The Sphincter is two Fingers broad, to open and close the rectum.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method | Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
rectum, which carries away the solid waste matter from the bowels.The Sex Side of Life | Mary Dennett
British Dictionary definitions for rectum
the lower part of the alimentary canal, between the sigmoid flexure of the colon and the anus
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Scientific definitions for rectum
The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for elimination from the body.
- rectal adjective
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Cultural definitions for rectum
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