colorectal
adjective Date: 1959 relating to or affecting the colon and rectum <
colorectal cancer
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • colorectal — colorectal, ale, aux [ kolorɛktal, o ] adj. • 1988; du gr. kôlon « côlon » et rectal ♦ Méd. Qui concerne le côlon et le rectum. « Une nouvelle thérapie des tumeurs colorectales » ( La Recherche, 1988). colorectal, ale, aux [koloʀɛktal, o] adj.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • colorectal — [kō΄lə rek′təl] adj. of or having to do with the colon and rectum [a colorectal exam] …   English World dictionary

  • colorectal — by 1918, from COLON (Cf. colon) (2) + rectal (see RECTUM (Cf. rectum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • colorectal — /koh leuh rek tl/, adj. Anat. pertaining to or involving the colon and rectum: colorectal cancer. [COLO + RECTAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • colorectal — Relating to the colon and rectum, or to the entire large bowel. * * * co·lo·rec·tal .kō lə rek təl, .käl ə adj relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum <colorectal cancer> * * * co·lo·rec·tal (ko″lo rekґtəl) [colo +… …   Medical dictionary

  • colorectal — co•lo•rec•tal [[t]ˌkoʊ ləˈrɛk tl[/t]] adj. anat. pertaining to or involving the colon and rectum: colorectal cancer[/ex] • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • colorectal — adjective relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum most colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps • Pertains to noun: ↑colon, ↑rectum …   Useful english dictionary

  • colorectal — adjective Of or pertaining to the colon, rectum, or both …   Wiktionary

  • colorectal — adj. pertaining to the colon and rectum, of the colon and rectum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colorectal — [ˌkəʊləʊ rɛkt(ə)l] adjective relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum …   English new terms dictionary

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