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proctology

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noun proc·tol·o·gy \präk-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of proctology

  1. :  a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon

proc·to·log·ic play \ˌpräk-tə-ˈlä-jik\ or proc·to·log·i·cal play \-ji-kəl\ adjective
proc·tol·o·gist play \präk-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of proctology

Greek prōktos + English -logy


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

proctology

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noun proc·tol·o·gy \präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of proctology

plural proc·tol·o·gies

  1. :  a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon

  2. proc·to·log·ic \ˌpräk-tə-ˈläj-ik\play or proc·to·log·i·cal \-i-kəl\play adjective




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