Definition of rectosigmoid in English:

rectosigmoid

Pronunciation /ˌrɛktəʊˈsɪɡmɔɪd/

adjective

Anatomy Medicine
  • Designating the junction of the rectum and sigmoid colon; of or relating to this region of the large intestine.

noun

Anatomy Medicine
  • The rectosigmoid junction; the rectum and sigmoid colon considered as a unit.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From recto- + sigmoid.