Definition of Proctology

1. Noun. The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus.

Generic synonyms: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Proctologist



Definition of Proctology

1. Noun. The branch of medicine dealing with the colon, rectum and anus patology and colorectal surgery ¹

2. Noun. (surgery) Colorectal surgery as a specialty inside proctology. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proctology

1. [n -GIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proctology

proctocracy
proctodaea
proctodaeum
proctodaeums
proctodea
proctodeum
proctodeums
proctodynia
proctodæum
proctography
proctologic
proctological
proctologies
proctologist
proctologists
proctology (current term)
proctoplasty
proctor
proctorage
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proctorial
proctorially
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proctoring
proctors
proctorship
proctorships
proctoscope
proctoscopes
proctoscopies

Literary usage of Proctology

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1. The Lancet-clinic by Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Ohio Valley Medical Association (1905)
"But the subject of proctology had been neglected in the past until the charlatan claimed it as his special field, and the profession seems still to be doing ..."

2. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1900)
"Dr. AB Cook, in a paper on "Some Mooted Points in proctology" (Virginia Medical Semi- Monthly), says: Broadly classifying stricture of the rectum as ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1902)
"... and involve a degree of personal distress. The specialty I am alluding to is proctology. There is a consensus of opinion regarding this specialty. ..."

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