Origin of proctoscope

First recorded in 1895–1900; procto- + -scope
Related formsproc·to·scop·ic [prok-tuh-skop-ik] /ˌprɒk təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for proctoscope


  1. a medical instrument for examining the rectum
Derived Formsproctoscopic (ˌprɒktəˈskɒpɪk), adjectiveproctoscopy (prɒkˈtɒskəpɪ), noun
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proctoscope in Medicine


  1. An instrument for examining the rectum consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light.rectoscope
Related formsproc•tosco•py (-tŏskə-pē) n.
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