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The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.

[Greek prōktos, anus + -logy.]

proc′to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), proc′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
proc′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
proc·tol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.proctologist - a doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine


n. proctólogo-a, especialista en proctología.
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Now grown up, Kyle (Owen Wilson) is a male model with millions of dollars in the bank while Peter (Ed Helms) is divorced, embittered and struggling to make ends meet as a proctologist.
This doctor is not a proctologist, but he managed a fair impression of one as he tore into these idiots.
Confirmed HIV-infected patients undergoing treatment with the gynecologist and proctologist at the clinic were invited to participate in the study, regardless of their signs and symptoms of STI.
your psychiatrist failed you, eat my shorts, my watch stopped too, break a mirror for Christ, you reside deeply up to your ears, flush that, just what the proctologist ordered, my retarded brother would see through that, try me tomorrow with a truckload of salt, formerly perhaps, homeopathic astrology placebo, ephemeral, stuff it, store it, try to breathe deeper, trick photography, full of legumes, pickled vomit, my trousers must be too tight, please remove the barf from my ears, erasable, fu .
Arbeloa replaced Cristiano Ronaldo, a guy who regards being substituted with the same warmness as you'd greet a proctologist saying "Just bend over for me please.
That's not a medical admission by the way - although I am the wrong side of 40 and due that dreaded visit to the proctologist any time soon.
But in the second half, he found his stride - still profane, but with a sharper edge, a point, finding common ground with the other 50-somethings in the crowd recalling his adolescent lust for Magpie's Susan Stranks and his toe-curlingly funny account of a proctologist who's "more Pat Jennings than Jeremy Beadle".
section]) Of these patients, 1 HIV negative and 2 HIV positive patients were from 1 proctologist referral practice.
I wouldn't want to be a proctologist either, and I hear they are loaded.
Indeed, we now recognise that, although undoubtedly most commonly affecting the terminal ileum, Crohn's disease can be found anywhere along the alimentary tract from the dental surgeon finding lesions in the patient's mouth to the proctologist seeing it involving the anal canal and fistulating, through multiple openings, into the perianal skin.
In fact, the repair garage provided an estimate of the car repair costs before proceeding, but the hospital, proctologist, and surgeon did not provide an estimate of their charges.
Even your proctologist might try to peddle the close-ups.