Definition of proctitis in English:

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Pronunciation: /prɒkˈtʌɪtɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the rectum and anus.
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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