Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Rectum (Page: 1202)

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.