Proctology
A medical specialty that deals with disorders of the rectum and anus.
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Surgical specialty concerned with the anus and rectum and their diseases. [procto- + G. logos, study]

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proc·tol·o·gy präk-'täl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon
proc·to·log·ic .präk-tə-'läj-ik or proc·to·log·i·cal -i-kəl adj

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n.
the study of disorders of the rectum and anus.

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proc·tol·o·gy (prok-tolґə-je) [procto- + -logy] the study of the rectum and anus and the nature and treatment of their diseases. proctologic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Proctology — is a field in medicine, dealing with disorders of the rectum or anus. The word Proctology is derived from the Greek words Proktos , meaning anus or hindparts, and Logos meaning science or study.Physicians specializing in this field of medicine… …   Wikipedia

  • proctology — 1899, from Gk. proktos anus + LOGY (Cf. logy) study of …   Etymology dictionary

  • proctology — [präk täl′ə jē] n. [ PROCTO + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus and their diseases proctologic [präktə läj′ik] adj. proctological proctologist n …   English World dictionary

  • proctology — noun a) Branch of medicine dealing with the colon, rectum and anus patology and colorectal surgery b) Colorectal surgery as specialty inside proctology Syn: coloproctology See Also: colonproctologist, proctologist …   Wiktionary

  • proctology — noun Etymology: Greek prōktos + English logy Date: 1899 a branch of medicine dealing with the structure and diseases of the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon • proctologic or proctological adjective • proctologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proctology — proctologic /prok tl oj ik/, proctological, adj. proctologist, n. /prok tol euh jee/, n. the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus. [1895 1900; PROCTO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • proctology — study of rectum Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • proctology — prÉ‘k tÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / tÉ’l n. branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the anus and rectum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proctology — [prɒk tɒlədʒi] noun the branch of medicine concerned with the anus and rectum. Derivatives proctological adjective proctologist noun Origin C19: from Gk prōktos anus + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • proctology — proc·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

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