- the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.
Origin of proctology
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- the branch of medical science concerned with the rectum
Word Origin for proctology
from Greek prōktos rectum + -ology
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1896, from Greek proktos "anus," from PIE *prokto- + -logy "study of." Related: Proctologist (1897).
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
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