procto

[ prok-toh ]
/ ˈprɒk toʊ /

noun, plural proc·tos. Informal.


Nearby words

  1. proctatresia,
  2. proctectasia,
  3. proctectomy,
  4. procteurynter,
  5. proctitis,
  6. procto-,
  7. proctocele,
  8. proctoclysis,
  9. proctococcypexy,
  10. proctocolectomy

Origin of procto

by shortening

procto-

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

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British Dictionary definitions for procto

procto-

before a vowel proct-

combining form

indicating the anus or rectumproctology

Word Origin for procto-

from Greek prōktos

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Medicine definitions for procto

procto-

pref.

Anus or rectum:proctalgia.

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