a combining form meaning “dung,” used in the formation of compound words: coprophagous.
Also especially before a vowel, copr-.

Origin of copro-

< Greek kopro-, combining form of kópros; cognate with Sanskrit śakrt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for copro-


before a vowel copr-

combining form

indicating dung or obscenitycoprology

Word Origin for copro-

from Greek kopros dung
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Medicine definitions for copro-



Excrement; dung:coprostasis.
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