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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.
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This is not an affair born of eros but in scatology.
989 response to Fontana's scatology in terms of Bataillean base materialism, is at the root of an artistic project that would increasingly devote itself to kitsch and that became, in the throes of Italy's postwar economic miracle, the glittering yet petrified form of consumer culture's death drive.
If this is so, then Ibn Daniyal sees the Meaning of Life much as it is put pithily in the closing lyrics of Monty Python's Life of Brian: "Life's a piece of shit / When you look at it," for the shadow plays are redolent, if that is the appropriate word, of scatology.
At the same time, the key to such scatology is immediacy, and the decision to omit Tim's own songs in favour of those that are more generally humorous can thus be seen as a sensible and modest one.
Women are almost always the butts and victims of such jokes, and, indeed, a male chauvinist joke can be extremely successful even when there is no hint of any element of either sex or scatology.
In any case, it seems the odd one out, as each of Beuys, Turrell, and Goldsworthy seems to call for some kind of exodus or counter-cultural movement, whereas if Barney too is pointing towards the need for some kind of transcendence, the outcome, it seems, is negative: 'In Barney's disfigured figures scatology marks the infinite deferral of eschatology.
When Ibn Daniyal has been referred to as the "Arab Aristophanes" the inevitable justification for this reference is the considerable amount of obscenity and scatology in both writers, a serious challenge in both cases to censors.
Detailing the habitats, breeding, size and weight, and threats to survival of native Australian animals, such as: kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, and dingoes, this book will provide a wealth of information for a young naturalist or those with an interest in scatology.
It is, then, beneath the aegis of Eden, the place where freedom was first tasted and first lost, that Boccaccio explores the complex interplay of bondage and freedom, yoking and unyoking, that is such a prominent feature of the Day 9 novelle--one, as we shall see, that often takes the form of a brilliant conflation of apparently antithetical, and traditionally discrete, spheres of knowledge and activity: scatology with eschatology, lechery with liturgy, physics with metaphysics.
This book contains several major categories of abhorrent and offensive trivia including scatology (the study of feces), genitalia, prostitution, pornography, sex acts, sex machines, cannibalism, bestiality, crime and punishment and lots of other stuff.
92-93; Mark Jenner, "The Roasting of the Rump: Scatology and the Body Politic in Restoration England," Past & Present, 177 (2002), pp.
Loud, offensive swearing and scatology has become routine for too many Americans in too many places.