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 (stûr′kə-rā′shəs) also ster·co·rous (stûr′kər-əs)
Consisting of or relating to excrement.

[Latin stercus, stercor-, dung; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -aceous.]
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(Zoology) of, relating to, or consisting of dung or excrement
[C18: from Latin stercus dung + -aceous]
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(ˌstɜr kəˈreɪ ʃəs)

also ster•co•rous

(ˈstɜr kər əs)

consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces.
[1725–35; < Latin stercor-, s. of stercus dung + -aceous]
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Stercoraceous and idiopathic perforations of the colon.
The only indication, as a gold standard for Hartmann procedure, remains the stercoraceous peritonitis due to a sigmoid perforation [5].
In a letter to George Sand, Flaubert labeled him "stercoraceous," from the Latin stercus, meaning dung.