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encopresis

Line breaks: enco|pre¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛnkəʊˈpriːsɪs
 
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Definition of encopresis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Involuntary defecation, especially associated with emotional disturbance or psychiatric disorder.
Example sentences
  • The optimal treatment regimen of encopresis involves both a medical and behavioral approach.
  • In addition, children who have chronic constipation or encopresis may present with bed-wetting.
  • My 5-year-old son has been diagnosed with encopresis.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek en- 'in' + kopros 'dung'.

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