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scatology

 [skah-tol´ah-je]
1. study and analysis of feces, as for diagnostic purposes.
2. a preoccupation with feces and filth. adj., adj scatolog´ic.

sca·tol·o·gy

(skă-tol'ŏ-jē),
1. The scientific study and analysis of feces, for physiologic and diagnostic purposes. Synonym(s): coprology
2. The study relating to the psychiatric aspects of excrement or excremental (anal) function.
[scato- + G. logos, study]

scatology

/sca·tol·o·gy/ (skah-tol´ah-je)
1. study and analysis of feces, as for diagnosis.
2. a preoccupation with feces, filth, and obscenities.scatolog´icalscatolog´ic

scatology

(skă-tŏl′ə-jē, skə-)
n. pl. scatolo·gies
1. The study of fecal excrement, as in medicine, paleontology, or biology. Also called coprology.
2. Obscene language or literature, especially that dealing pruriently or humorously with excrement and excretory functions.

scat′o·log′i·cal (skăt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl), scat′o·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
sca·tol′o·gist n.

scatology

[skatol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, skatos, dung, logos, science
the science of feces. Also called coprology.
(1) The study of faeces, as in medicine, palaeontology, or biology
(2) The study of excrement; metaphorically, study of material defined as obscene and pertaining to sexual activity

sca·tol·o·gy

(skă-tol'ŏ-jē)
1. The scientific study and analysis of feces, for physiologic and diagnostic purposes.
Synonym(s): coprology.
2. The study relating to the psychiatric aspects of excrement or excremental (anal) function.
[scato- + G. logos, study]

scatology

study and analysis of feces, as for diagnostic purposes.
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