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

(Greek: filth; dirt)

Foul matter; excretion; dregs; filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; specifically, the foul matter that collects on the teeth and tongue in low fevers and other conditions attended with great vital depression; also known as, sordes.
rhyparography, rhypography; rhyparographer, rhyparographist, rhyparographic
1. The painting or description of sordid objects; lower class art.
2. The genre or still-life pictures of sordid subjects.
3. The paintings or, sometimes, the literary depictions of mean, unworthy, or sordid, subjects.
Dirty, filthy.
rhypasma, rhypasmatos
Dirt, filth.
rhypax, rhypakos
A dirty person.
The eating of filth, excrement, putrid matter, or refuse.
rhypophagy, rypophagy
The eating of refuse or putrid materials; also known as, scatophagy, coprophagia.
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
rhyptic, rhyptical
A cleansing medicine; cleansing, cathartic.
rupia, rupial
A skin disease occurring especially in tertiary syphilis.

Medical Latin, from Greek rupos, "dirt, filth".

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-.