proc·​tol·​o·​gy | \ präk-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of proctology

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

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proctologic \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik \ or proctological \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
proctologist \ präk-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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Bloom will have to go through the proctology exam of utility reliability testing. Michael Kanellos, WIRED, "Bloom vs. Solar: Which One Is Best?," 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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proc·​tol·​o·​gy | \ präk-ˈtäl-ə-jē \
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 \ or proctological \ -​i-​kəl \ adjective

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to settle judicially or to act as judge

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