proctology

[ prok-tol-uh-jee ]
/ prɒkˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.

Origin of proctology

First recorded in 1895–1900; procto- + -logy
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

proctology

/ (prɒkˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

proctology


n.

1896, from Greek proktos "anus," from PIE *prokto- + -logy "study of." Related: Proctologist (1897).

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Medicine definitions for proctologist

proctology

[ prŏk-tŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.
Related formsproc′to•logic (-tə-lŏjĭk) adj.proc•tolo•gist n.
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Science definitions for proctologist

proctology

[ prŏk-tŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
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