Definition of Rectosigmoid

1. Adjective. Of or related to or near the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum.

Partainyms: Rectum, Sigmoid Colon

Definition of Rectosigmoid

1. Adjective. Of the rectum and the sigmoid colon; ''especially'', of the junction between them. ¹

2. Noun. A rectosigmoid junction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Rectosigmoid

1. The rectum and sigmoid colon considered as a unit; the term is also applied to the junction of the sigmoid colon and rectum. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rectosigmoid

rectoress
rectoresses
rectorial
rectories
rectorite
rectorrhagia
rectorrhaphy
rectors
rectorship
rectorships
rectory
rectos
rectoscope
rectoscopes
rectoscopy
rectosigmoid (current term)
rectosigmoid junction
rectosigmoid sphincter
rectosigmoids
rectostenosis
rectostomy
rectotome
rectotomy
rectour
rectourethral
rectourethral fistula
rectourethral muscle
rectourethralis muscle
rectouterine
rectouterine fold

Literary usage of Rectosigmoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"From January 1, 1910, to December 31, 1915, 619 patients with cancer of the rectum and rectosigmoid presented themselves for examination. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"We have found that in some of these cases a tube introduced through the rectum could be passed beyond the point of spasm at the rectosigmoid, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"The most frequent site for these contractures is the rectosigmoid juncture, severe contractures at this point presenting a syndrome described by the writer ..."

4. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Virtual Terminal Implementations by Carol A. Edgar (1993)
"characteristics of the proximal adenoma appear to correlate with the characteristics of the rectosigmoid adenomas. When adenomas < 1 cm in diameter are ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"WJ Mayo2 states that at the Mayo Clinic during the years 1913-14-15, 277 patients, with carcinoma of the rectum and rectosigmoid, were examined and 199 of ..."

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