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Definition of "colorectal" []

  • Relating to or involving both the colon and the rectum: colorectal cancer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "colorectal" in a sentence
  • "Essentially I had left the fanny specialists and gone over to the bum specialists: my new doctor was what was known as a colorectal surgeon."
  • "Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal or colon cancer, is the third most common cancer worldwide, causing 529,000 deaths a year."
  • "Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers."
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