variants: or procto- or less commonly procti-

Definition of proct-

1 : anus proctiger
2 : rectum proctalgia : rectum and protosigmoidectomy
3 : anus and rectum proctology

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History and Etymology for proct-

New Latin, from Greek prōkt-, prōkto-, from prōktos; perhaps akin to Armenian erastankʽ buttocks

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