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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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More goodwill was wasted with his recently reported scatalogical remarks about Africa and other countries.
Broadly speaking, you can't get a term on your plate that's meant to deceive people (so no MAYOR or FEDCOP), that alludes to something illegal (so no MAFIA or DEALER), that is sexual or scatalogical (so no DOWNLO or BEDWETR), or that, as the paper put it, conveys "messages about a group's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability" (so no ARYAN or NAACP).
A scatalogical skit, inspired by an encounter with heavy-air in the toilets in Glasgow's Oran Mor.
Brian Conaghan's writing is skilful, blending humour (sometimes scatalogical, but often clever wordplay) with real emotion.
Zar was the unanimous favourite of the judges, but his Technicolor assemblages of scatalogical kitsch are not really my cup of tea.
The phrase comes from the opening to Marston's second volume of satires, The Scourge of Villainie (1598), where Marston associates the detraction and envy everywhere in the public world of London with this "scum" The reduction of the noisy competition of the streets to this scatalogical phrase pungently registers both the social and physical realities of early modern London's thoroughfares, many of which were increasingly overrun with people, horses, and their waste products.
One traditional line of farcical business of the commedia, picked up by Moliere, was scatalogical and anal, and the Parisian street toilet in the picture seems to be connected to this tradition.
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town had a rather more scatalogical appeal than Angela Rippon's high kicks when you were 10 years old.
Three years after fellow '90s scatalogical auteur Kevin Smith tried to mine the gentler Apatovian landscape of bro-medy with "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," the brothers do likewise here, losing most of their trademark grotesqueries and casting Owen Wilson in the lead as Rick, a badly dressed, rather relatable father of three.
Further, there is the egocentric poem, I, the poem of pleasure, M, the scatalogical verse, P, the somnabulistic bit of poesy adapted from the comics, Z.
A dawning awareness that the poem's content is scatalogical is the hermeneutic prize, vouchsafed to those who can penetrate its dense veils of sound to get the dirty joke.
51) Wrinkling his brow, Cervantes expresses his utmost disgust at such a scatalogical remedy, "ascos haciendo del remedio extrano" (VIII, 173), yet Apollo dispels any misunderstanding by revealing that the pampered Pegasus eats only amber and musk, and drinks only the morning dew, instrumental in keeping his digestive tract regular (VIII, 176-86).