Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to the rectum and the bladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the bladder.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When the peritonaeum is traced from one iliac fossa to the other, we find it sinking deeply into the hollow of the pelvis behind the bladder, so as to form the sides of the recto-vesical pouch; but when traced over the summit of the bladder, this organ is seen to have the membrane reflected upon it, almost immediately below the pelvic brim.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • This duplicature of the serous membrane, H H, is named the recto-vesical pouch, and it is required to ascertain with all the exactness possible the level to which it descends, so as to avoid it in the operation of puncturing the bladder through the rectum.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • If the trocar pierce the bladder at this point, the seminal vessels converging to the prostate from either side, and the recto-vesical serous pouch behind, will escape being wounded.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • There was no history at any time of recto-vesical fistula.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There was no history at any time of recto-vesical fistula.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The use of silver wire, to close up the wound at once, diminishes very much any risk of recto-vesical fistula.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners

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