[ stur-kuh-rey-shuh s ]
/ ˌstɜr kəˈreɪ ʃəs /
consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
Also ster·co·rous [stur-ker-uh s] /ˈstɜr kər əs/.
Origin of stercoraceous
1725–35; < Latin stercor- (stem of stercus) dung + -aceous
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Examples from the Web for stercoraceous
The stools were mucous, not stercoraceous, and with traces of blood.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
At times the horse laughter is even slightly flavored with the stercoraceous smell of the stable.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
British Dictionary definitions for stercoraceous
/ (ˌstɜːkəˈreɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement
Word Origin for stercoraceous
C18: from Latin stercus dung + -aceous
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Word Origin and History for stercoraceous
1731, "consisting of or pertaining to feces," from Latin stercus "dung."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for stercoraceous
[ stûr′kə-rā′shəs ]
Relating to or containing feces.
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