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coprophilia

 [kop″ro-fil´e-ah]
an absorbing interest in feces or filth, particularly a paraphilia in which sexual arousal or activity is linked to feces.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cop·ro·phil·i·a

(kop'rō-fil'ē-ă),
1. Attraction of microorganisms to fecal matter.
2. In psychiatry, a morbid attraction to, and interest in (with a sexual element), fecal matter. Synonym(s): mysophilia
[copro- + G. philos, fond]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

coprophilia

(kŏp′rə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving feces.

cop′ro·phil′i·ac′ (-ē-ăk′) n.
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Sexuoeroticism linked to manipulating faecal material. The condition is classified in the DSM-IV as a paraphilia—sexual deviancy—not otherwise specified, defined as a period of 6 months in which (1) there are recurrent, intensely sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviours involving the use of faeces in various ways, and (2) in which the fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviours cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

cop·ro·phil·i·a

(kop'rō-fil'ē-ă)
1. Attraction of microorganisms to fecal matter.
2. psychiatry A morbid attraction to, and interest in (with a sexual element), fecal matter.
[copro- + G. philos, fond]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

coprophilia

Abnormal attraction to faeces.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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As a writer he develops in himself perhaps the most consummate form of literary coprophilia that has ever existed.
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In a related manner, Lewiecki--Wilson is occasionally not quick enough to distance herself from Freud, when, for example, she allows Freud's lumping together of homosexuality with narcissism, sadism, masochism, voyeurism, and coprophilia to pass without at least some mention that many contemporary readers do not share Freud's notion that "homosexuality" may be classified as a psychological dysfunction like coprophilia.
This year's target of opprobrium, however, was Stitching by Anthony Neilson, a playwright who has made a career out of unsettling his audience ever since he shocked the critics a few years back with The Censor, a charming show that ended with a live act of coprophilia.