coprophilia

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

noun Psychiatry.

an obsessive interest in feces.

Nearby words

  1. coprology,
  2. coproma,
  3. coprophagia,
  4. coprophagous,
  5. coprophagy,
  6. coprophilic,
  7. coprophilism,
  8. coprophilous,
  9. coprophobia,
  10. coproporphyria

Origin of coprophilia

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

Related formscop·ro·phil·i·ac, nouncop·ro·phil·ic, adjectiveco·proph·i·lism [kuh-prof-uh-liz-uh m] /kəˈprɒf əˌlɪz əm/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for coprophilic

coprophilia

/ (ˌkɒprəʊˈfɪlɪə) /

noun

an abnormal interest in faeces and their evacuation
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Word Origin and History for coprophilic

coprophilia

n.

"attraction to defecation and feces," 1934, from copro- + -philia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for coprophilic

coprophilic

[ kŏp′rə-fĭlĭk ]

adj.

Occurring in fecal matter.
Relating to coprophilia.

coprophilia

[ kŏp′rə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal, often obsessive interest in excrement, especially the use of feces for sexual excitement.
Related formscop′ro•phili•ac′ (-ē-ăk′) n.


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