Definition of rectal in English:

rectal

adjective

  • Relating to or affecting the rectum.

    ‘rectal cancer’
    • ‘These swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and rectum are another source of rectal bleeding.’
    • ‘The two treatment groups had different risks of developing rectal cancer but not of developing cancer elsewhere in the colon.’
    • ‘The tumour is often palpable on rectal or abdominal examination, and malignant ascites may also be evident.’
    • ‘A fiber-rich diet may also play a part in lowering your risk of colon and rectal cancer.’
    • ‘Not everyone needs to be tested for precancerous polyps and colon and rectal cancer.’
    • ‘If you have colon or rectal cancer, you may require this surgery to remove your lower colon and rectum.’
    • ‘The management of a sexually acquired rectal discharge parallels that of urethritis.’
    • ‘Clearly rectal cancer surgery represents a greater technical challenge than colonic surgery.’
    • ‘She frequently had abdominal pain and cramping, hard stools, and rectal pain and pressure.’
    • ‘It leads to multiple rectal and colon cancers in early adulthood for almost all of those affected by the condition.’
    • ‘There are other research findings on prevention of colon and rectal cancer.’
    • ‘Prostate enlargement is confirmed by a rectal examination with a finger.’
    • ‘Many of these symptoms may be due to another condition, such as piles or even rectal or bowel cancer, so it is important to see your GP as soon as possible.’
    • ‘If these growths go untreated, you have an almost certain chance of developing colon and rectal cancer.’
    • ‘Six months ago, at the age of 39, I was diagnosed as having rectal cancer.’
    • ‘In addition, high fruit intake was associated only with a reduction in rectal cancer.’
    • ‘Symptoms are similar to those of prostate enlargement, and on rectal examination the gland is felt to be very hard and irregular.’
    • ‘If a hemorrhoid begins to stick out, gently push it back into the rectal canal.’
    • ‘Rectal examination is essential if the medical history suggests a disorder in the lower abdomen, pelvis, lower rectal or anal region.’
    • ‘Fifteen percent of colorectal cancers can be detected by digital rectal examination.’

Pronunciation

rectal

/ˈrɛkt(ə)l/