- 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)
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
- of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement
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
- Relating to or containing feces.
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