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English definition of “rectum”


noun [C] uk   /ˈrek.təm/ specialized us  
the lowest end of the bowels, down which solid waste travels before leaving the body through the anusThe digestive system
(Definition of rectum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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