scatology[skə täl′ə jē]
- the study of feces or of fossil excrement
- obscenity or obsession with the obscene, esp. with excrement or excretion, in literature
Origin: scato- plush -logy
- scatological adjective
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noun pl. sca·tol·o·gies
- The study of fecal excrement, as in medicine, paleontology, or biology.
- a. An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.b. The psychiatric study of such an obsession.
- Obscene language or literature, especially that dealing pruriently or humorously with excrement and excretory functions.
- scatˌo·logˈi·cal , scatˌo·logˈic adjective
- sca·tolˈo·gist noun
scatology - Medical Definition
- The study and analysis of feces for physiological and diagnostic purposes. Also called coprology.
- An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.
- The psychiatric study of such an obsession.
- scatological , scatˌo·logˈic adjective