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periproct

[ per-uh-prokt ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌprɒkt /

noun

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

Nearby words

periphrasis, periphrastic, periphyton, periplasm, periporitis, periproct, periproctitis, periprostatitis, peripteral, periptery, 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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