The terminal portion of the intestinal tube, terminating with the anus. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 MP : 0000492 ]

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Term information

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uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • The terminal portion of the intestinal tube, terminating with the anus.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Anorectum.gif
external definition
  • The terminal portion of the large intestine between the ileo-pelvic colon and the anus. [Dorian_AF, Elsevier's_encyclopaedic_dictionary_of_medicine, Part_B:_Anatomy_(1988)_Amsterdam_etc.:_Elsevier][VHOG]
has exact synonym
  • terminal portion of intestine
has related synonym
  • rectal sac
  • intestinum rectum
  • terminal portion of large intestine
id
  • UBERON:0001052
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
taxon notes
  • In the lungfish, sharks and rays the rectum opens into the cloaca which also receives wastes (urine) from the kidneys and material from the reproductive organs. In bony fish the rectum reaches the outside environment through the anus, which is normally situated just in front the urinary and reproductive openings. However in some fish the digestive tract may be curled back on itself, and in the Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) the anus is situated in the fish's throat. -- http://www.earthlife.net/fish/digestion.html