proctology

noun

proc·​tol·​o·​gy präk-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce proctology (audio)
: a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon
proctologic adjective
or proctological
proctologist 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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Word History

Etymology

Greek prōktos + English -logy

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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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 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

proctology

noun
proc·​tol·​o·​gy präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce proctology (audio)
plural proctologies
: a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon
proctologic adjective
or proctological
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