Rectovesical excavation

Definition

noun

The space or pouch between the rectum and the bladder in the peritoneal cavity of male human body.


Supplement

In humans, the rectovesical excavation is the male counterpart of the rectouterine pouch in females.


Word origin: rectovesical + excavation » Latin excavātiōn- (s. of excavātiō) a hollowing.

Synonym: rectovesical pouch

Compare: rectouterine pouch

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