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  1. a combining form meaning “excrement,” used in the formation of compound words: scatology.
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Also especially before a vowel, scat-.

Origin of scato-

< Greek skato-, combining form of skôr dung; akin to Old English scearn, Old Norse skarn dung
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British Dictionary definitions for scato-


before a vowel scat-

combining form
  1. dung or excrementscatophagous
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Word Origin for scato-

from Greek skōr, skat- dung
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scato- in Medicine


  1. Excrement:scatology.
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