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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.
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(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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Not much we can do about that beyond trying to use the language properly without excessive scatology and profanity.
For a discussion of the scatology of "Al tumulo del Rey Felipe II en Sevilla" in relation to reports of Philip II's diarrhetic death, see Graf, "Escritor/Excretor." For a vision of the poem's critique of Habsburg monetary policy, see Lezra, "La economia politica del alma."
Baranski, "Scatology and Obscenity in Dante," in Dante for the New Millennium, eds., Teodolinda Barolini and H.
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