from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of fecal excrement, as in medicine, paleontology, or biology.
  • n. An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.
  • n. The psychiatric study of such an obsession.
  • n. Obscene language or literature, especially that dealing pruriently or humorously with excrement and excretory functions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The scientific study, or the chemical analysis of faeces.
  • n. A filthy epithet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of fossil excrement; the knowledge of animals which may be acquired by the examination of coprolites.
  • n. Study of the feces in relation to normal and pathological composition and the diagnostic importance of the latter.
  • n. The study of the use (or examination) of excrements in religious rites, witchcraft, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
  • n. (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)


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From Ancient Greek σκῶρ (skōr, "excrement") + -ology.



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