proctocolectomy

[ prŏk′tō-kə-lĕktə-mē ]

n.

The surgical removal of the rectum and all or part of the colon.

Nearby words

  1. procto,
  2. procto-,
  3. proctocele,
  4. proctoclysis,
  5. proctococcypexy,
  6. proctocolonoscopy,
  7. proctocolpoplasty,
  8. proctocystoplasty,
  9. proctocystotomy,
  10. proctodaeum


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