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An instrument consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light, used to examine the rectum.

[Greek prōktos, anus + -scope.]

proc′to·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
proc·tos′co·py (-tŏs′kə-pē) n.


A method of examining the anus and rectum using an endoscope inserted through the anus.
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Noun1.proctoscopy - visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
endoscopy - visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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