a combining form meaning “excrement,” used in the formation of compound words: scatology.
Words nearby scato-
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-
dung or excrementscatophagous
Word Origin for scato-
from Greek skōr, skat- dung
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Medical definitions for scato-
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