Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

copro-

Dung or faeces.

[Greek copros, dung.]

A coprolite is fossilized dung; coprophagous (Greek phagein, eat) means feeding on dung, as some beetles do; coprosma is a genus of New Zealand evergreen shrubs (from Greek osme, smell, because their leaves emit a putrid odour when bruised); coprophilia is an abnormal interest in faeces and defecation; coprolalia (Greek lalia, speech or chatter) is the involuntary and repetitive use of obscene language.

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