copro-, copr-, kopro-, kopr-

(Greek: feces, dung, excrement; filth, dirt)

Sexual arousal that is produced by the thought or sight of feces.
1. A pathological use of obscene or filthy language.
2. The excessive and uncontrollable use of foul or obscene language, including words related to feces (bowel waste).
3. A compulsive, stereotyped use of obscene language, particularly of words relating to feces; seen in some cases of schizophrenia (mental disorder) and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.

Coprolalia is a typical symptom of Tourette syndrome, a condition that has its onset in childhood and is characterized by compulsive arm movements, facial tics, grunting, groaning and shouting.

Aside from coprolalia, there is often echolalia, the involuntary parrot-like repetition (echoing) of a word or sentence just spoken by another person. People with Tourette syndrome do not usually curse out of anger or displeasure but out of uncontrollable compulsion. They cannot help themselves. The disease is also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.

An obsession to involuntarily utter vulgar or obscene words.
Obsession with foul speech or a compulsion to use filthy language.
Fossilized excrement or dung.

Coprolites are known to be the fossilized excreta of a variety of organisms that differ greatly in size and habitat and include microscopic aquatic animals, fish, turtles, mammals, and reptiles.

They have been found in many parts of the world in beds of marine and fresh-water shale and limestone, in volcanic ash, and in cave deposits.

Coprolites consist principally of tricalcium phosphate and some contain extraordinarily well-preserved remnants of partially digested foods; such as, muscle fibers and the tissues and seeds of identifiable plants.

—Compiled from excerpts found in
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 6;
William Benton, Publisher; Chicago; 1968; page 477.
A ball of fossilized hardened feces.
A reference to fossilized excrement or feces.
Relating to feces or to coprology.
A reference to the scientific study and analysis of feces, usually for diagnostic reasons.
1. The study of animal feces (faeces).
2. The study of pornography.
The accumulation of hardened feces in the colon or rectum which gives the appearance of an abdominal tumor.
An obsession with feces (dung).
coprophagous, coprophagia, coprophagy
The eating of excrement or dung (feces); said especially of dung beetles, chickens, etc.
A dung beetle is one example of a coprophagous cosumer.
A coprophagous (dung) beetle is doing its part to clean up the grazing area of animal waste.
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Compulsive, stereotyped use of obscene language, particularly of words relating to feces; as seen in some cases of schizophrenia (mental deterioration from a previous level of functioning) and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (syndrome comprising both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics).
coprophemia (s) (noun), coprophemias (pl)
Obscene or filthy language in speech.

Links to dung, feces, scato- words. Other "dung, feces, scarab, excrement" units: feco-, scarab, scato-, sterco-.

Pointing to a page about dung beetles and ecosystem of pastures Contributions of dung beetles to healthier grazing animals.

Pointing to a page about dung beetles and ecosystem of pastures Survival of dung beetles is vital to successful agriculture.