Definition of proctitis in English:


Line breaks: proc|ti¦tis
Pronunciation: /prɒkˈtʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the rectum and anus.
    More example sentences
    • Perianal infection with associated proctitis is common in homosexual men.
    • The differential diagnosis for this problem includes hemorrhoids, solitary rectal ulcer, diverticular bleeding, angiodysplasia, and proctitis.
    • Mesalamine suppositories are effective in maintaining remission in patients with proctitis.


early 19th century: from Greek prōktos 'anus' + -itis.

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