proctoscope

[ prok-tuh-skohp ]
/ ˈprɒk təˌskoʊp /

noun

an instrument for visual examination of the interior of the rectum.

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Origin of proctoscope

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

OTHER WORDS FROM proctoscope

proc·to·scop·ic [prok-tuh-skop-ik], /ˌprɒk təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proctoscope

proctoscope
/ (ˈprɒktəˌskəʊp) /

noun

a medical instrument for examining the rectum

Derived forms of proctoscope

proctoscopic (ˌprɒktəˈskɒpɪk), adjectiveproctoscopy (prɒkˈtɒskəpɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for proctoscope

proctoscope
[ prŏktə-skōp′ ]

n.

An instrument for examining the rectum consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light.rectoscope

Other words from proctoscope

proc•tosco•py (-tŏskə-pē) n.
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