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]

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  • stercoranist — ster·co·ra·nist …   English syllables

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  • Stercorarian — Ster co*ra ri*an, n. A Stercoranist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stercoranism — ˈstərkərəˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin stercoranista Stercoranist + English ism : the body of beliefs peculiar to Stercoranists …   Useful english dictionary

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