procto-


a combining form meaning “anus,” “rectum,” used in the formation of compound words: proctoscope.

Nearby words

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

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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