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The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving feces.

cop′ro·phil′i·ac′ (-ē-ăk′) n.


(Psychiatry) an abnormal interest in faeces and their evacuation


(ˌkɒp rəˈfɪl i ə)

n. Psychiatry.
an obsessive interest in feces.
cop`ro•phil′i•ac`, n.
cop`ro•phil′ic, adj.
co•proph•i•lism (kəˈprɒf əˌlɪz əm) n.


1. the use of obscene or scatological language for sexual gratification.
2. a love of obscenity.
3. Psychiatry. an abnormal interest in feces, especially as a source of sexual excitement.
See also: Sex
a love of obscenity.
See also: Obscenity


nKoprophilie f
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