- involuntary defecation.
Origin of encopresis
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- involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance
C20: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + copr (o) -, + -esis as in enuresis
- The repeated uncontrolled or involuntary passage of feces not as a result of a physical disorder but for psychological reasons.
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