A subdivision of the digestive tract in humans that includes the rectum, the anal canal and the anus. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29742860 http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.2015150037 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26938-2_8 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6826-8770 http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3440-1876 ]
A subdivision of the digestive tract in humans that includes the rectum, the anal canal and the anus.
The anatomy, pathology and medical community considers the anus to be part of the large intestine, and supports the use of 'anorectum' to include rectum, anal canal and anus. Although a few resources seem to only include the distal part of the rectum in 'anorectum', this UBERON grouping term is meant to refer more broadly to the whole of rectum.
- subdivision of digestive tract and has part some anal canal and has part some rectum and has part some anus
- subdivision of digestive tract
- has part some rectum
- part of some large intestine
- has part some anal canal
- has part some anus