[ per-uh-prokt ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌprɒkt /
(in certain echinoids) that part of the body surface bordering the anus.
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Origin of periproct
1875–80; peri- + -proct<Greek prōktós anus
OTHER WORDS FROM periproctper·i·proc·tal, per·i·proc·tic, per·i·proc·tous, adjective
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