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·logic (-tə-lŏjĭk), proc′to·logi·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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