variants or less commonly stercorarian
plural -s
often capitalized
: one who holds that the consecrated elements in the Eucharist are subject to natural processes (as of digestion)

Word History


stercoranist from Medieval Latin stercoranista, from stercoran- (irregular from Latin stercor-, stercus excrement) + Latin -ista -ist; stercorarian from Latin stercorarius stercoral + English -an

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“Stercoranist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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