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proctology

[prok-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.
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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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proctology

noun
  1. the branch of medical science concerned with the rectum
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Derived Formsproctological (ˌprɒktəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveproctologist, noun

Word Origin

from Greek prōktos rectum + -ology
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Word Origin and History for proctology

n.

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

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proctology in Medicine

proctology

(prŏk-tŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.
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Related formsproc′to•logic (-tə-lŏjĭk) adj.proc•tolo•gist n.
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proctology in Science

proctology

[prŏk-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
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