[stur-kuh-rey-shuh s]

adjective Physiology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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