Origin of procto

by shortening


  1. a combining form meaning “anus,” “rectum,” used in the formation of compound words: proctoscope.
Also especially before a vowel, proct-.

Origin of procto-

< Greek prōkto-, combining form of prōktós Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for procto


before a vowel proct-

combining form
  1. indicating the anus or rectumproctology

Word Origin for procto-

from Greek prōktos
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procto in Medicine


  1. Anus or rectum:proctalgia.
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