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Medical Term:

rectouterine pouch


a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus.

Synonym(s): excavatio rectouterinaTA, cavum douglasi, cul-de-sac2, Douglas cul-de-sac, Douglas pouch, pouch of Douglas, rectovaginouterine pouch

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