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sca·tol·o·gy

 (skă-tŏl′ə-jē, skə-)
n. pl. sca·tol·o·gies
1. The study of fecal excrement, as in medicine, paleontology, or biology. Also called coprology.
2. Obscene language or literature, especially that dealing pruriently or humorously with excrement and excretory functions.

scat′o·log′i·cal (skăt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl), scat′o·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
sca·tol′o·gist n.

scatology

(skæˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Pathology) the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
2. obscenity or preoccupation with obscenity, esp in the form of references to excrement
scaˈtologist n

sca•tol•o•gy

(skəˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity.
2. obscenity, esp. words or humor referring to excrement.
[1875–80; < Greek skat-, s. of skôr dung + -o- + -logy]
scat•o•log•i•cal (ˌskæt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) scat`o•log′ic, adj.

scatology

the branch of paleontology that studies fossil excrement.
See also: Fossils
the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity. Also called coprology. — scatologic, scatological, adj.
See also: Obscenity

scatology

The study of excrement, for example in medical diagnosis; also used to mean obscene language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scatology - a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
2.scatology - (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

scatology

noun
Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunch.
Translations

scatology

[skæˈtɒlədʒɪ] Nescatología f

scatology

n (Med) → Koprologie f (spec); (fig)Fäkalsprache f, → Skatologie f (geh)

sca·tol·o·gy

n. escatología.
1. estudio de las heces fecales;
2. obsesión con el excremento y las inmundicias.
References in periodicals archive ?
All the subordinate scatologies and vulgarities below the Big One have suffered similar fates.
Here even scatologies are scrupulous: and the era's poetic precisions put to shame our own time's casual (or automated) forms of ravishing and lavishing: these poems pose rich linguistic alternatives to our feedback mechanisms, our wasting of the infinite on a mere regress.