Definitions for "Rectum"
Keywords:  sigmoid, colon, intestine, bowel, tum
The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive.
The last 15 - 20cm of the bowel. The rectum stores solid waste until it leaves the body through the anus.
slight enlargement of the intestine just proximal to the anus
Keywords:  corvette, happened
what happened to the Corvette
adjective, Latin rectus = straight. (The rectum was named in animals where it is straight - which it is not in Man).
Keywords:  life, part, body
a life, not just part of the body