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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.
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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
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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.
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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
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

scatology

The study of excrement, for example in medical diagnosis; also used to mean obscene language.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scatology - a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
dirty word, 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

scatology

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

scatology

[skæˈtɒlədʒɪ] Nescatología f
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scatology

n (Med) → Koprologie f (spec); (fig)Fäkalsprache f, → Skatologie f (geh)
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sca·tol·o·gy

n. escatología.
1. estudio de las heces fecales;
2. obsesión con el excremento y las inmundicias.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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