proctology


proc·tol·o·gy

noun \präk-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of PROCTOLOGY

:  a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon
proc·to·log·ic \ˌpräk-tə-ˈlä-jik\ or proc·to·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
proc·tol·o·gist \präk-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of PROCTOLOGY

Greek prōktos + English -logy
First Known Use: 1899

proc·tol·o·gy

noun \präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural proc·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PROCTOLOGY

: a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon
proc·to·log·ic \ˌpräk-tə-ˈläj-ik\ or proc·to·log·i·cal \-i-kəl\ adjective

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