Definition of Cul-de-sac

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Cul-de-sac: In anatomy, a blind pouch or cavity that is closed at one end. The term cul-de-sac is used specifically to refer to the rectouterine pouch (the pouch of Douglas), an extension of the peritoneal cavity between the rectum and back wall of the uterus.


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