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encopresis

[en-kuh-pree-sis] /ˌɛn kəˈpri sɪs/
noun, plural encopreses
[en-kuh-pree-seez] /ˌɛn kəˈpri siz/ (Show IPA).
Psychiatry.
1.
involuntary defecation.
Origin of encopresis
< New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + kópr(os) dung + -esis, as in enuresis
Related forms
encopretic
[en-kuh-pret-ik] /ˌɛn kəˈprɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encopretic

encopresis

/ˌɛnkəʊˈpriːsɪs/
noun
1.
involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance
Derived Forms
encopretic (ˌɛnkəʊˈprɛtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from Greek en-² + copr(o)-, + -esis as in enuresis
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encopretic in Medicine

encopresis en·cop·re·sis (ěn'kŏ-prē'sĭs)
n.
The repeated uncontrolled or involuntary passage of feces not as a result of a physical disorder but for psychological reasons.

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