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noun, plural en·co·pre·ses [en-kuh-pree-seez] /ˌɛn kəˈpri siz/. Psychiatry.
- involuntary defecation.
Origin of encopresis
Related formsen·co·pret·ic [en-kuh-pret-ik] /ˌɛn kəˈprɛt ɪk/, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek en- en-2
) dung + -esis,
as in enuresis
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British Dictionary definitions for encopresis
Derived Formsencopretic (ˌɛnkəʊˈprɛtɪk), adjective
- involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance
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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