- Stercoranist Ster"co*ra*nist, n. [LL. stercoranista, fr. L. stercus, -oris, dung.] (Eccl. Hist.) A nickname formerly given to those who held, or were alleged to hold, that the consecrated elements in the eucharist undergo the process of digestion in the body of the recipient. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.