rhyp-, rhypo-; rup-, rupo- +

(Greek: filth; dirt)

rhyparia (s)  (noun), rhyparias (pl)
A build-up of bacteria or dirt on the body; foul matter; excretion; dregs; filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; sordes: Because little Timmy didn't brush his teeth for quite a long time, rhyparia developed on his teeth and tongue and produced a very awful door!
rhyparographer, rhyparographist (s)  (noun); rhyparographers; rhyparographists (pl)
Historical, an individual who paints or writes about offensive or obscene: In his class about Ancient Greece, Bob learned about rhyparographers whose artistry involved depicting indecent and coarse pictures..
rhyparographic  (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to pictures or written descriptions of base or despicable things: Among the old objects in the attic, Mandy found some rhyparographic still-life paintings that her grandparents evidently owned!
rhyparography, rhypography (s)  (noun) (no pl)
The painting or description of sordid objects; lower class art: Rhyparography can be described as the genre of still-life pictures of disreputable subjects.

Rhyparography refers to the paintings or, sometimes, the literary depictions of mean, unworthy, or sordid subjects.

rhyparos  (adjective), more rhyparos, most rhyparos
Dirty, filthy: The last time Stella talked to Jim was when he made some rhyparos and nasty remarks about his sister Meg. After the severe storm, Mark noticed how rhyparos the sidewalks and streets were!
rhypasma, rhypasmatos (s)  (noun) (no pl)
Dirt, filth: Albert didn't want to read any literature that contained contents that were full of obscenity or rhypasma like in the last book he started to read and didn't finish.

When Lance and Linda were cleaning out the attic, they noticed how much rhypasma had gathered over the years.

rhypax, rhypakos (s)  (noun), rhypax (pl)
A dirty person: When Sally walked down the street to school, she met a rhypax on her way and asked him where he wanted to go.
rhypophagous  (adjective), more rhypophagous, most rhypophagous
Referring to the consumption of filth, excrement, putrid matter, or refuse: In some parts of the world it is known that people are rhypophagous and have to injest refuse or foul matter because there isn't anything else for them to eat.
rhypophagy, rypophagy (s)  (noun) (no pl)
The ingestion of refuse or putrid materials; scatophagy; coprophagia: In the article there was a mention of rhypophagy present in their region where people were checking out the waste bins for any useful garbage to eat.
rhypophobia, rupophobia, rypophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An extreme fear of filth, defecation, or of being soiled: Because of her dread of germs, Anita, having rhypophobia, had her used dishtowels put into the laundry every day, and had very clean and fresh ones to use in the kitchen every morning.
2. An abnormal aversion of dirt or filth: Mrs. Clean explained to her cleaning lady that she had rypophobia and put a lot of emphasis on having her home fresh, hygienic, and spotless!

This phobia may be related to fears of contamination and germs and therefore to fears of using public toilet facilities.

rhyposis, rhyposeos (s)  (noun) (no pl)
Contamination; pollution: There were signs of rhyposis in the river next to the city, so an investigation had to be made to find out where it originated.
rhyptic, rhyptical  (adjective); more rhyptic, most rhyptic; more rhyptical, most rhyptical
Referring to a cleansing medicine; cleansing; cathartic: Wendy used a rhyptic therapy for her disorder which had a laxative effect.
rupia (s)  (noun), rupias (pl)
1. Medical Latin, a skin disease occurring especially in tertiary syphilis: At the doctor's, Jill was told that she had rupia, an ulcer as a result of being infected with a venereal disease.
2. Etymology: from Greek rupos, "dirt, filth".
rupial  (adjective) (not comparable)
Descriptive of an ulcer caused by syphilis: Dr. Smart explained to Rose that she had a rupial infection due to contracting syphilis and gave her the medication to cure the illness.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; soil-; sord-; terr-.