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scatology

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noun sca·tol·o·gy \ska-ˈtä-lə-jē, skə-\

Definition of scatology

  1. 1 :  interest in or treatment of obscene matters especially in literature

  2. 2 :  the biologically oriented study of excrement (as for taxonomic purposes or for the determination of diet)

scatological

play \ˌska-təl-ˈä-ji-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of scatology

Greek skat-, skōr excrement; akin to Old English scearn dung, Latin muscerdae mouse droppings


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

scatology

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noun sca·tol·o·gy \ska-ˈtäl-ə-jē, skə-\

Medical Definition of scatology

plural

scatologies

  1. 1:  interest in or treatment of obscene matters especially in literature

  2. 2:  the biologically oriented study of excrement (as for taxonomic purposes or for the determination of diet)




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