"obscene literature," 1876, with -logy "treatise, study" + Greek skat-, stem of skor (genitive skatos) "excrement," from PIE *sker- "excrement, dung" (cf. Latin stercus "dung"), literally "to cut off;" see shear (v.), and cf. shit (v.). Related: Scatological (1886).
scatology sca·tol·o·gy (skā-tŏl'ə-jē, skə-)n.
The study and analysis of feces for physiological and diagnostic purposes. Also called coprology.
An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.
The psychiatric study of such an obsession.