[ prok-tol-uh-jee ]
/ prɒkˈtɒl ə dʒi /
the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.
Related formsproc·to·log·ic [prok-tl-oj-ik] /ˌprɒk tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, proc·to·log·i·cal, adjectiveproc·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proctologist
/ (prɒkˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of medical science concerned with the rectum
Derived Formsproctological (ˌprɒktəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveproctologist, noun
Word Origin for proctology
from Greek prōktos rectum + -ology
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Word Origin and History for proctologist
1896, from Greek proktos "anus," from PIE *prokto- + -logy "study of." Related: Proctologist (1897).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for proctologist
[ prŏk-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.
Related formsproc′to•log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.proc•tol′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for proctologist
[ prŏk-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
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