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Glossary: rectum, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

rectum

(REK-tum)

The last several inches of the large intestine closest to the anus.

Gastrointestinal (digestive) system anatomy; shows esophagus, liver, stomach, colon, small intestine, rectum, and anus.

Anatomy of the lower digestive system, showing the colon and other organs.

2008-10-03

Colon and Rectal Cancer