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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
(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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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