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a combining form meaning “excrement,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, scat-.
Origin of scato-
< Greek skato-, combining form of skôr dung; akin to Old English scearn, Old Norse skarn dung Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for scato-


combining form
dung or excrement: scatophagous
Word Origin
from Greek skōr, skat- dung
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scato- in Medicine

scato- pref.
Excrement: scatology.

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