Definition of proctalgia in English:

proctalgia

noun

Medicine
  • Pain in the anus or rectum; (in later use) specifically (more fully "proctalgia fugax") a condition characterized by episodes of sudden severe pain in the anorectal region, usually attributed to spasm of the anorectal musculature.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in David MacBride (1726–1778), chemist and physician. From post-classical Latin proctalgia from procto- + -algia.

Pronunciation

proctalgia

/prɒkˈtaldʒ(ɪ)ə/