noun, plural en·co·pre·ses [en-kuh-pree-seez] /ˌɛn kəˈpri siz/. Psychiatry.
Origin of encopresis
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involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance
Word Origin for encopresis
C20: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + copr (o) -, + -esis as in enuresis
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The repeated uncontrolled or involuntary passage of feces not as a result of a physical disorder but for psychological reasons.
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