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proc·tol·o·gy

 (prŏk-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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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proctology

(prɒkˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the rectum
[from Greek prōktos rectum + -ology]
proctological adj
procˈtologist n
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proc•tol•o•gy

(prɒkˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of medicine dealing with the rectum and anus.
[1895–1900]
proc`to•log′ic (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪk) proc`to•log′i•cal, adj.
proc•tol′o•gist, n.
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proctology

the branch of medicine concerned with the disorders of the rectum and anus. — proctologist, n. — proctologic, proctological, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
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Noun1.proctology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Translations

proc·tol·o·gy

n. proctología, estudio del colon, recto y ano, de las enfermedades que los afectan y su tratamiento.
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