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the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity.
obscenity, especially words or humor referring to excrement.
the study of fossil excrement.
the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
obscenity or preoccupation with obscenity, esp in the form of references to excrement

scatology sca·tol·o·gy (skā-tŏl’ə-jē, skə-)

The study and analysis of feces for physiological and diagnostic purposes. Also called coprology.

An obsession with excrement or excretory functions.

The psychiatric study of such an obsession.

scat’o·log’i·cal (skāt’l-ŏj’ĭ-kəl) or scat’o·log’ic (-ĭk) adj.


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  • Scatomancy

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