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English definition of “rectal”

rectal

adjective /ˈrek.təl/ US  // specialized
relating to the rectum (= the last section of the large bowel): rectal bleeding a rectal examination rectally     /-təl.i/ adverb They took his temperature rectally.Relating to particular parts of the body rectally     /-təl.i/ adverb They took his temperature rectally.Relating to particular parts of the body
(Definition of rectal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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