Definition of colorectal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkōlōˈrekt(ə)l/ /ˌkoʊloʊˈrɛkt(ə)l/


  • Relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum.

    ‘A common reason for removing a length of the colon or rectum is colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Cancer of the colon and rectum are often combined as colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘It has been demonstrated to produce colorectal, prostate and mammary cancers in rats.’
    • ‘Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, affects the lower part of the digestive system, the large bowel and the rectum.’
    • ‘Fifteen percent of colorectal cancers can be detected by digital rectal examination.’
    • ‘The earlier study also showed beneficial results in reducing the risk of hip fracture and colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Research into the genetic mechanisms responsible for familial colorectal cancer is pivotal to understanding this disease.’
    • ‘Italian surgeons have perfected a novel way of snaring large colorectal polyps which minimises the risk of postoperative bleeding.’
    • ‘In promoting colorectal cancer screening, it is worth remembering that no single test is ideal.’
    • ‘Age and history play a role in your risk of developing colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.’
    • ‘Surveillance has been shown to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other associated cancers.’
    • ‘Nearly 54 percent of the participants had never been tested for colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Testing for fecal occult blood can reduce the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘Not all polyps become cancerous, but nearly all colorectal cancers evolve from polyps.’
    • ‘Talk with your personal physician about screening tests for colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘The remainder of the colorectal resection was carried out by standard methods.’
    • ‘But have you ever wondered why an intelligent human being would become a colorectal surgeon?’
    • ‘Heavy alcohol consumption and smoking also increases the risk of colorectal cancer.’
    • ‘If colorectal cancer is found early enough, it can usually be cured by surgery.’