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 ]

Synonyms: terminal portion of intestine

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

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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 related synonym

terminal portion of large intestine

rectal sac

intestinum rectum

id

UBERON:0001052

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