Words nearby copr-
WORDS THAT USE COPR-
What does copr- mean?
Copr- comes from the Greek kópros, meaning “dung.” The combining form scat-, from another Greek root for “dung” (skôr), is used similarly to copr-.
Copr- is a variant of copro-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of copr-
One, not-for-the-squeamish, example of a medical term that features the combining form copr- is copremesis, “fecal vomiting.”
The combining form copr- means “feces,” as we know. The second part of the word, -emesis, refers to the act of vomiting. Copremesis literally translates to “the act of vomiting feces.” (Yeah, this one’s a doozy.)
What are some words that use the combining form copr-?
What are some other forms that copr- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters copr- is necessarily using the combining form copr- to denote “excrement,” such as copra. Learn the history and meaning of the very non-excremental word copra at our entry for the word.
How to use copr- in a sentence
The abbreviation "Copr.," and in certain cases the letter C within a circle, permissible instead of the full word "Copyright."