coprophilia

[ kop-ruh-fil-ee-uh ]
/ ˌkɒp rəˈfɪl i ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an obsessive interest in feces.

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Origin of coprophilia

First recorded in 1930–35; copro- + -philia

OTHER WORDS FROM coprophilia

cop·ro·phil·i·ac, nouncop·ro·phil·ic, adjectiveco·proph·i·lism [kuh-prof-uh-liz-uhm], /kəˈprɒf əˌlɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coprophilia

coprophilia
/ (ˌkɒprəʊˈfɪlɪə) /

noun

an abnormal interest in faeces and their evacuation
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Medical definitions for coprophilia

coprophilia
[ kŏp′rə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal, often obsessive interest in excrement, especially the use of feces for sexual excitement.

Other words from coprophilia

cop′ro•phili•ac′ (-ē-ăk′) n.
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