proctocolectomy etymology

English word proctocolectomy comes from English colectomy, English procto- (Dealing with the colon, rectum and anus.)

Detailed word origin of proctocolectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
colectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical procedure to remove all or part of the large intestine or colon.
procto- English (eng) Dealing with the colon, rectum and anus.
proctocolectomy English (eng) (surgery) The removal of the rectum and all or part of the colon.

Words with the same origin as proctocolectomy

Descendants of procto-
proctalgia proctectomy proctitis proctocele proctocolitis proctocracy proctography proctology proctoscope proctosigmoidoscopy proctosurgery proctosurgical proctotomy