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

proctologic

play \ˌpräk-tə-ˈlä-jik\ or

proctological

play \-ji-kəl\ adjective

proctologist

play \präk-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of proctology

Greek prōktos + English -logy


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

proctology

play
noun proc·tol·o·gy \präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of proctology

plural

proctologies

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

proctologic

\ˌpräk-tə-ˈläj-ik\play or

proctological

\-i-kəl\play adjective

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