Also the punch line of several bad jokes. "Rectum? It damn near killed 'im!"

Indeed, this punch line remains funny even after everyone's forgotten the original joke.

Rec"tum (-t?m), n. [NL. (sc. intestinum), fr. L. rectus straight. See Right.] Anat.

The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive.


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