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Consisting of or resembling dung or faeces.figurative ‘I think they're hideous, repugnant, and stercoraceous’
- ‘These conditions may be known by the vomiting of stercoraceous or faecal matter, and when this is observed, instant medical aid should be called for, as the condition is one of great danger, and requires intelligent treatment.’
- ‘Finally stercoraceous vomiting took place and death followed in two days.’
- ‘At a later stage, the continuance of all the above symptoms, and the appearance of stercoraceous vomiting, are positive evidence.’
- ‘By the autumn of 1982, the stercoraceous material was about to collide with the oscillating cooling device.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin stercus, stercor- ‘dung’ + -aceous.
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