noun[mass noun] Medicine
Involuntary defecation, especially associated with emotional disturbance or psychiatric disorder.
- 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.
Modern Latin, from Greek en- 'in' + kopros 'dung'.
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