scatology


sca·tol·o·gy

noun \ska-ˈtä-lə-jē, skə-\

Definition of SCATOLOGY

1
:  interest in or treatment of obscene matters especially in literature
2
:  the biologically oriented study of excrement (as for taxonomic purposes or for the determination of diet)
scat·o·log·i·cal \ˌska-təl-ˈä-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin of SCATOLOGY

Greek skat-, skōr excrement; akin to Old English scearn dung, Latin muscerdae mouse droppings
First Known Use: 1876

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

sca·tol·o·gy

noun \ska-ˈtäl-ə-jē, skə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sca·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of SCATOLOGY

1
: interest in or treatment of obscene matters especially in literature
2
: the biologically oriented study of excrement (as for taxonomic purposes or for the determination of diet)

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