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Medical Term:

anorectal junction


Definition: transition from rectum to anal canal; corresponds to the perineal flexure, or the level at which the gut perforates the pelvic diaphragm; here the rectal ampulla narrows abruptly into a narrow slip.

Synonym(s): junctio anorectalisTA

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