- a combining form meaning “excrement,” used in the formation of compound words: scatology.
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
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before a vowel scat-
- dung or excrementscatophagous
from Greek skōr, skat- dung
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