recto-, rect-

(Latin: straight [intestine], direct, right; that is, "the part of the large intestine that ends at the anus")

A reference to the anus and the rectum or to the junction between the two.
rectalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain at the anus or in the rectum; proctalgia: Lucy went to see her doctor because she was suffering in the area of her excretory opening, and Dr. Right diagnosed her as having a case of rectalgia which could be treated.
rectitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
In medicine, an inflammation of the anus; proctitis: Dr. Smart told Alan that he had a case of rectitis which was irritating the lining of his rectum and causing him pain.
rectoabdominal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the rectum and the abdomen: When Catherine was at her gynaecologist's, a rectoabdominal examination was performed requiring one hand to lie flat on the abdominal wall and a finger of the other hand inserted into the rectum.
rectoanal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the anus and rectum: In his medical studies, Jeff learned about rectoanal disorders that often occurred with older patients.
rectocolitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Swelling and soreness of the colon and rectum: Since Greg was suffering from abdominal pains, he went to see his doctor who diagnosed him as having a condition of rectocolitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, and sent him to hospital for further examinations.
rectocolonic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the colon and rectum: At the doctor's office, Ruth was informed that she had a rectocolonic disorder which was the reason why she had pains.
rectocystotomy (s) (noun), rectocystotomies (pl)
An operation regarding the bladder: In order to remove a stone in a person's bladder, a rectocystotomy needs to be performed in which an incision through the rectum is necessary.
rectoperineal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the rectum and perineum: While at the gynaecologist's, Meg was told that she had a rectoperineal fistula which was between her vagina and anus.
rectopexy (s) (noun), rectopexies (pl)
Surgery, an operation to stabilise the bowel: The elderly Mr. Jones needed to have a rectopexy performed because of a prolapsing rectum, which was causing him to suffer so much.
rectoplasty (s) (noun), rectoplasties (pl)
An operation to rehabilitate the rectum or anus: A rectoplasty was highly recommended by Dr. Wall to reconstruct the terminal section of Mr. White's alimentary canal.
rectorrhagia (s) (noun) (no pl)
In medicine, rectal bleeding: At Dr. Hathaways's office, Mr. Taylor was daignosed as having a condition of rectorrhagia regarding serious bleeding from the anus, and he had to be treated in hospital as soon as possible.
rectorrhagy (s) (noun), (no pl)
The rupture or profuse discharge from the rectum: Because of Jim's case of rectorrhagy, his doctor sent him to hospital for immediate examination and treatment of the terminal part of his alimentary canal.
rectoscope (s) (noun), rectoscopes (pl)
An instrument for examining the rectum consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light; proctoscope: When a colonoscopy was performed, a rectoscopetool was utilised to examine the inside of the large intestine..
rectoscopy (s) (noun), rectoscopies (pl)
Endoscopic examination of the rectum: A rectoscopy is used to locate, identify, and photograph pathologic alterations, to obtain biopsy material, and to perform other surgical interventions, and for the delivery of medication.