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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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In order to achieve full understanding, Baranski writes, readers must consider the position of obscenity and scatology in medieval culture.
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Long a secret ritual among comedians, "The Aristocrats" joke can use anything from childrearing and family matters to homosexuality, bestiality, disembowelment, incest, pedophilia, marriage, murder, and scatology in a contest to see who can tell the vilest version of the joke.
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He uses the creative slang of men in the military: "chocolate chips" for camouflage fatigues, "dog pound" for the tent he shared, "Saudi Motors" for the place where the trucks were kept, and plenty of the profanity, sexual innuendo, and scatology that is on the tongues of soldiers everywhere.
Whatever the case, the argument of the present essay depends for acceptance upon a reader's agreement with John Velz's assertion that, "[i]f we step away from our genteel sensibilities and from the assumption that in literary history later is always better, we may find that even base scatology has something sophisticated to say" (4).
Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785) is not ony a source of scatology, as shown in VERBATIM (XXVII/2).
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