from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to the rectum and the vagina.

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

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

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the rectum and the vagina.


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  • We're having an ongoing debate in our practice regarding rectovaginal exams.

    Performing the Pelvic Exam

  • With the rectal exam, I was taught that a rectovaginal exam is mandatory in postmenopausal ladies because sometimes it can detect ovarian cancer.

    Performing the Pelvic Exam

  • To do the rectovaginal exam, the health care provider inserts one finger into the rectum and one into the vagina, to check the tone and alignment of the pelvic organs as well as the ovaries, tubes, and ligaments of the uterus.


  • The patient didn't report anal penetration, so the rectovaginal exam was deferred.

    Salem Falls

  • The posterior ligament consists of the rectovaginal fold of peritoneum, which is reflected from the back of the posterior fornix of the vagina on to the front of the rectum.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 3. The Uterus

  • The rectovaginal septum, the lower portion of the rectum, and the neck of the bladder were obliterated.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Verdile 1.221 records an instance of imperforate vagina in which rectovaginal wall was divided and the delivery effected through the rectum and anus.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • A rectovaginal or vesical fistula could account for the presence of this worm had it been voided from the bowel; nevertheless the woman adhered to her statement that she had urinated the worm, and, as confirmatory evidence, never complained of pain after passing the animal.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Engelmann operated on a large rectovaginal fistula in the sixth month of pregnancy without any interruption of pregnancy, which is far from the general result.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Examination showed that the columns of the posterior wall were torn from their attachment, and that there was a rectovaginal fistula admitting the little finger.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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  • what can possibly described as rectovaginal

    August 2, 2010

  • Cf. cloaca.

    August 2, 2010