Definition of rectocele in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrektōˌsēl/


A prolapse of the wall between the rectum and the vagina.
Example sentences
  • An enterocele differs from a rectocele in that it is a true hernia, lined by peritoneum and usually containing small bowel.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, and uterine prolapse) and anal incontinence are also troublesome sequelae of vaginal delivery.
  • Videodefecography is specifically designed to evaluate evacuatory disorders such as rectal prolapse and rectocele.


Mid 19th century: from rectum + -cele.

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Syllabification: rec·to·cele

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