Definition of proctitis in English:


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


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the rectum and anus.
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early 19th century: from Greek prōktos 'anus' + -itis.

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