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a combining form meaning “dung,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, copr-.
Origin of copro-
< Greek kopro-, combining form of kópros; cognate with Sanskrit śakrt Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for copro-


combining form
indicating dung or obscenity: coprology
Word Origin
from Greek kopros dung
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Word Origin and History for copro-

word-forming element indicating "dung, filth, excrement," before vowels copr-, from Modern Latin copro-, from Greek kopros "dung," from PIE root *kekw-. Hence, coprology "study of obscene literature."

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copro- in Medicine

copro- pref.
Excrement; dung: coprostasis.

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