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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rectum  \Rec"tum\  (-t?m),  n.  [NL.  (sc.  intestinum),  fr  L.  rectus 
  straight.  See  {Right}.]  (Anat.) 
  The  terminal  part  of  the  large  intestine;  --  so  named  because 
  supposed  by  the  old  anatomists  to  be  straight.  See  Illust. 
  under  {Digestive}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  terminal  section  of  the  alimentary  canal;  from  the 
  sigmoid  flexure  to  the  anus 

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