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[stur-kuh-rey-shuh s]
adjective Physiology.
  1. consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
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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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Historical Examples of 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.

British Dictionary definitions for stercoraceous


  1. of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement
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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."

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stercoraceous in Medicine


  1. Relating to or containing feces.
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