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stercoraceous

[stur-kuh-rey-shuh s]
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adjective Physiology.
  1. consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
Also ster·co·rous [stur-ker-uh s] /ˈstɜr kər əs/.

Origin of stercoraceous

1725–35; < Latin stercor- (stem of stercus) dung + -aceous
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Examples from the Web for stercoraceous

Historical Examples

  • The stools were mucous, not stercoraceous, and with traces of blood.

    A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Creighton

  • At times the horse laughter is even slightly flavored with the stercoraceous smell of the stable.


British Dictionary definitions for stercoraceous

stercoraceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement

Word Origin

C18: from Latin stercus dung + -aceous
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Word Origin and History for stercoraceous

adj.

1731, "consisting of or pertaining to feces," from Latin stercus "dung."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stercoraceous in Medicine

stercoraceous

(stûr′kə-rāshəs)
adj.
  1. Relating to or containing feces.
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