[ skuh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ skəˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity.
obscenity, especially words or humor referring to excrement.
the study of fossil excrement.
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Also called coprology.
OTHER WORDS FROM scatologyscat·o·log·i·cal [skat-l-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌskæt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, scat·o·log·ic, adjective
Words nearby scatology
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British Dictionary definitions for scatology
/ (skæˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
obscenity or preoccupation with obscenity, esp in the form of references to excrement
Derived forms of scatologyscatologist, noun
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Medical definitions for scatology
[ skă-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The study and analysis of feces for physiological and diagnostic purposes.coprology
An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.
The psychiatric study of such an obsession.
Other words from scatologyscat′o•log′i•cal (skăt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) null adj.
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