copro-


Also found in: Medical.

copro-

pref.
Excrement; dung: coprolite.

[From Greek kopros, dung; see kekw- in Indo-European roots.]

copro-

or

copr-

combining form (before a vowel)
(Zoology) indicating dung or obscenity: coprology.
[from Greek kopros dung]

copro-

a combining form meaning “feces”: coprophagous.
[< Greek kopro-, comb. form of kópros]
References in periodicals archive ?
These changes are characterized by dose- and time-related increases in urinary concentrations of pentacarboxyl (5-carboxyl) and copro- (4-carboxyl) porphyrins and also by the appearance of precoproporphyrin, an atypical porphyrin [molecular weight (mw) = 668] that elutes on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) prior to coproporphyrin (mw = 655) (Woods et al.