Definition of anorectal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈrektəl/


Medicine & Anatomy
Relating to the anus and rectum.
Example sentences
  • A thorough physical examination should be performed to detect and evaluate all anorectal lesions.
  • Patients frequently present with anorectal pain and lesions.
  • During evacuation, the anorectal junction moves down and backwards and the pelvic floor usually descends slightly.


Late 19th century: from French ano-rectal, from Latin ano- (combining form of anus) + rectal (see rectal).

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Syllabification: an·o·rec·tal

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