periproct

[ per-uh-prokt ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌprɒkt /

noun

(in certain echinoids) that part of the body surface bordering the anus.

Nearby words

  1. periphrasis,
  2. periphrastic,
  3. periphyton,
  4. periplasm,
  5. periporitis,
  6. periproctitis,
  7. periprostatitis,
  8. peripteral,
  9. periptery,
  10. peripylephlebitis

Origin of periproct

1875–80; peri- + -proct < Greek prōktós anus

Related formsper·i·proc·tal, per·i·proc·tic, per·i·proc·tous, adjective

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