scatology
noun Etymology: Greek skat-, skōr excrement; akin to Old English scearn dung, Latin muscerdae mouse droppings Date: 1876 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) • scatological adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scatology — (n.) obscene literature, 1876, from Gk. skat , stem of skor (gen. skatos) excrement (from PIE root *sker to defecate ) + logy treatise, study. Related: Scatological …   Etymology dictionary

  • scatology — ► NOUN ▪ a preoccupation with excrement and excretion. DERIVATIVES scatological adjective. ORIGIN from Greek sk r dung …   English terms dictionary

  • scatology — [skə täl′ə jē] n. [ SCATO + LOGY] 1. the study of feces or of fossil excrement 2. obscenity or obsession with the obscene, esp. with excrement or excretion, in literature scatological [skat΄ə läj′i kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Scatology — For the Coil album, see Scatology (album). In medicine and biology, scatology or coprology is the study of feces. Scatological studies allow one to determine a wide range of biological information about a creature, including its diet (and thus… …   Wikipedia

  • scatology — scatological /skat l oj i keuhl/, scatologic, adj. /skeuh tol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity. 2. obscenity, esp. words or humor referring to excrement. 3. the study of fossil excrement. Also called… …   Universalium

  • scatology — noun a) The scientific study, or the chemical analysis of faeces. ...lingo of the streets with its spewed out scatologies and its anti womanist rhetoric of hoes and bitches mdash; all so evocative of life in the ghetto... b) A filthy …   Wiktionary

  • scatology — 1. The scientific study and analysis of feces, for physiologic and diagnostic purposes. SYN: coprology. 2. The study relating to the psychiatric aspects of excrement or excremental (anal) function. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • scatology — Synonyms and related words: argot, bad language, billingsgate, blue language, cant, colorful language, cursing, cussing, dirty language, dirty talk, dysphemism, evil speaking, filth, filthy language, foul language, gibberish, gobbledygook, jargon …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scatology — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency: bawdry, dirt, filth, obscenity, profanity, ribaldry, smut, vulgarity. Slang: raunch. See DECENT …   English dictionary for students

  • scatology — study of excrement or obscene literature Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

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