proctology

noun
proc·​tol·​o·​gy | \ präk-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce proctology (audio) \

Definition of proctology

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

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Other Words from proctology

proctologic \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce proctology (audio) \ or proctological \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce proctology (audio) \ adjective
proctologist \ präk-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce proctology (audio) \ noun

Examples of proctology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bloom will have to go through the proctology exam of utility reliability testing. Michael Kanellos, WIRED, 24 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of proctology

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proctology

Greek prōktos + English -logy

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The first known use of proctology was in 1899

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“Proctology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proctology. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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proctology

noun
proc·​tol·​o·​gy | \ präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce proctology (audio) \
plural proctologies

Medical Definition of proctology

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

Other Words from proctology

proctologic \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce proctology (audio) \ or proctological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce proctology (audio) \ adjective

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