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encopresis

[ en-kuh-pree-sis ]

noun

, Psychiatry.
, plural en·co·pre·ses [en-k, uh, -, pree, -seez].
  1. involuntary defecation.


encopresis

/ ˌɛnkəʊˈpriːsɪs; ˌɛnkəʊˈprɛtɪk /

noun

  1. involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance


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Derived Forms

  • encopretic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • en·co·pret·ic [en-k, uh, -, pret, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of encopresis1

< New Latin < Greek en- en- 2 + kópr ( os ) dung + -esis, as in enuresis
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Word History and Origins

Origin of encopresis1

C20: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + copr ( o ) - , + -esis as in enuresis

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