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Webster 1913 Edition


Rectum

Rec′tum

(-t?m)
,
Noun.
[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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rectum

REC'TUM

,
Noun.
[L.] In anatomy, the third and last of the large intestines.

Definition 2022


rectum

rectum

English

Noun

rectum (plural recta or rectums)

  1. (anatomy) The terminal part of the large intestine through which feces pass.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin rectum (intestinum) (meaning straight intestine). See right

Noun

rectum m (plural rectums)

  1. (anatomy) rectum

Latin

Verb

rēctum

  1. supine of regō

Participle

rēctum

  1. nominative neuter singular of rēctus
  2. accusative masculine singular of rēctus
  3. accusative neuter singular of rēctus
  4. vocative neuter singular of rēctus

References

  • rectum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • RECTUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “rectum”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) in a straight line: recta (regione, via); in directum
    • (ambiguous) you were right in...; you did right to..: recte, bene fecisti quod...
    • (ambiguous) a good conscience: conscientia recta, recte facti (factorum), virtutis, bene actae vitae, rectae voluntatis
    • (ambiguous) to congratulate oneself on one's clear conscience: conscientia recte factorum erigi
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: et recte (iure, merito)
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: et recte (iure) quidem
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: recte, iure id quidem