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proctoscope

[prok-tuh-skohp] /ˈprɒk təˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument for visual examination of the interior of the rectum.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; procto- + -scope
Related forms
proctoscopic
[prok-tuh-skop-ik] /ˌprɒk təˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for proctoscope
  • Examination of the rectum using a proctoscope, inserted into the rectum.
British Dictionary definitions for proctoscope

proctoscope

/ˈprɒktəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a medical instrument for examining the rectum
Derived Forms
proctoscopic (ˌprɒktəˈskɒpɪk) adjective
proctoscopy (prɒkˈtɒskəpɪ) noun
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proctoscope in Medicine

proctoscope proc·to·scope (prŏk'tə-skōp')
n.
An instrument for examining the rectum consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light. Also called rectoscope.


proc·tos'co·py (-tŏs'kə-pē) n.
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