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scatology (n.)

"obscene literature," 1876, with -logy "treatise, study" + Greek skat-, stem of skōr (genitive skatos) "excrement," from PIE *sker- "excrement, dung" (source also of Latin stercus "dung"), on the notion of "to cut off;" see shear (v.), and compare shit (v.). Late 19c. dictionaries also give it a sense of "science of fossil excrement." Related: Scatological (1886).

updated on January 20, 2022

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Definitions of scatology from WordNet

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