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 History of this Word

"procto" is from "proktos" (rectum) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"procto-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "rectum" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

procto- illustration Gravity brings the water from the jug through the small tube into the proctoscope and into the colon.
procto- illustration The number of complications increases progressively after repeated proctoplasty.