Definitions

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  • adj. Around the rectum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated or occuring around the rectum.

Etymologies

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peri- +‎ rectal

Examples

  • Failing to treat a perirectal abscess in a diabetic patient as an emergency.

    Emergency Room Errors

  • A perirectal or perianal abscess is a pool of pus that forms next to the anus, often causing considerable tenderness and swelling in that area and pain on sitting down and on defecating.

    Emergency Room Errors

  • (4%), pulmonary embolism (7%), craniotomy wound dehiscence (4%), and perirectal abscess (2%).

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  • (7%), craniotomy wound dehiscence (4%), and perirectal abscess (2%).

    Health News from Medical News Today

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