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scatology

Pronunciation: ska-tol'o-je

Definition:

  1. The scientific study and analysis of feces, for physiologic and diagnostic purposes.
  2. The study relating to the psychiatric aspects of excrement or excremental (anal) function.

Synonym(s): coprology

[scato- + G. logos, study]

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