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colorectal

Syllabification: co·lo·rec·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌkōlōˈrekt(ə)l
 
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Definition of colorectal in English:

adjective

Relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum.
Example sentences
  • A common reason for removing a length of the colon or rectum is colorectal cancer.
  • Cancer of the colon and rectum are often combined as colorectal cancer.
  • It has been demonstrated to produce colorectal, prostate and mammary cancers in rats.

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