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proctology

[prok-tol-uh-jee] /prɒkˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.
Origin of proctology
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; procto- + -logy
Related forms
proctologic
[prok-tl-oj-ik] /ˌprɒk tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
proctological, adjective
proctologist, noun
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  • The idea of “flying commercial” is, to committee chairs and the like, about as attractive as a proctology exam.

British Dictionary definitions for proctology

proctology

/prɒkˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the rectum
Derived Forms
proctological (ˌprɒktəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
proctologist, noun
Word Origin
from Greek prōktos rectum + -ology
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Word Origin and History for proctology
n.

1896, from Greek proktos "anus," from PIE *prokto- + -logy "study of." Related: Proctologist (1897).

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proctology in Medicine

proctology proc·tol·o·gy (prŏk-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.


proc'to·log'ic (-tə-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
proc·tol'o·gist n.
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proctology in Science
proctology
  (prŏk-tŏl'ə-jē)   
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
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