proctology etymology

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

Detailed word origin of proctology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-logy English (eng) A branch of learning; a study of a particular subject.. Something said, or a way of speaking, a narrative.
procto- English (eng) Dealing with the colon, rectum and anus.
proctology English (eng) (surgery) Colorectal surgery as a specialty inside proctology.. The branch of medicine dealing with the pathology of and surgery upon the colon, rectum and anus.

Words with the same origin as proctology

Descendants of -logy
auxologist cardiology chronological chronology cosmochronology criminology cryptology cytology dermatology ethnology gerontology gynaecology histology ichthyology logy morphological morphology musicologist ophthalmology pharmacological pharmacology seismology topology urology
Descendants of procto-
proctalgia proctectomy proctitis proctocele proctocolectomy proctocolitis proctocracy proctography proctoscope proctosigmoidoscopy proctosurgery proctosurgical proctotomy