stercoraceous

[ stur-kuh-rey-shuh s ]
/ ˌstɜr kəˈreɪ ʃəs /

adjective Physiology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for stercoraceous

stercoraceous
/ (ˌstɜːkəˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement

Word Origin for stercoraceous

C18: from Latin stercus dung + -aceous
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Medical definitions for stercoraceous

stercoraceous
[ stûr′kə-rāshəs ]

adj.

Relating to or containing feces.
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