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encopresis

[ en-kuh-pree-sis ]
/ 藢蓻n k蓹藞pri s瑟s /
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noun, plural en路co路pre路ses [en-kuh-pree-seez]. /藢蓻n k蓹藞pri siz/. Psychiatry.
involuntary defecation.
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Origin of encopresis

<New Latin <Greek en-en-2 + k贸pr(os) dung + -esis, as in enuresis

OTHER WORDS FROM encopresis

en路co路pret路ic [en-kuh-pret-ik], /藢蓻n k蓹藞pr蓻t 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encopresis

encopresis
/ (藢蓻nk蓹蕣藞pri藧s瑟s) /

noun
involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance

Derived forms of encopresis

encopretic (藢蓻nk蓹蕣藞pr蓻t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for encopresis

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