1. rectum

noun. ['ˈrɛktəm'] the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus.


  • anus
  • rectal artery
  • body part
  • arteria rectalis


  • rectum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Rectum

  • accustom
  • ageratum
  • antemortem
  • arboretum
  • argosystem
  • atom
  • autumn
  • bantam
  • biosystem
  • bottom
  • cablesystem
  • centum
  • chatham
  • cheatham
  • cheatum
  • chittum
  • cottam
  • cottom
  • custom
  • datum

Sentences with rectum

1. Noun, singular or mass
Your body removes all the nutrients it can from food and absorbs them before the food reaches the rectum.

Quotes about rectum

1. By Hays' reasoning, penetrating a rectum with a penis is a violation of how God meant humans to function. However, penetrating a human body with a sword, a common way to kill people in biblical times, is acceptable. Apparently human bodies were designed to be penetrated by metal implements, but not by flesh.
- Hector Avalos

2. The slang for the rectum is "prison wallet".
- Mary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal