Definition of stercoraceous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstərkəˈrāSHəs/


1Consisting of or resembling dung or feces.
Example sentences
  • By the autumn of 1982, the stercoraceous material was about to collide with the oscillating cooling device.
  • 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.
1.1(Of an insect) living in dung.


Mid 18th century: from Latin stercus, stercor- 'dung' + -aceous.

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Syllabification: ster·co·ra·ceous

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