encopresis

[en-kuh-pree-sis]

Origin of encopresis

< New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + kópr(os) dung + -esis, as in enuresis
Related formsen·co·pret·ic [en-kuh-pret-ik] /ˌɛn kəˈprɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encopretic

encopresis

noun
  1. involuntary discharge of faeces, esp when associated with psychiatric disturbance
Derived Formsencopretic (ˌɛnkəʊˈprɛtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for encopresis

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

encopresis

[ĕn′kŏ-prēsĭs]
n.
  1. The repeated uncontrolled or involuntary passage of feces not as a result of a physical disorder but for psychological reasons.
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