consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
Also ster·co·rous [stur-ker-uh s] /ˈstɜr kər əs/
Origin of stercoraceous
< Latin stercor-
(stem of stercus
) dung + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for stercoraceous
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."
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stercoraceous in Medicine
Relating to or containing feces.
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