Definition of Scatophagy
1. Noun. The eating of excrement or other filth.
Medical Definition of Scatophagy
1. Synonym: coprophagia. Origin: scato-+ G. Phago, to eat (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scatophagy
scatophagy (current term)
Literary usage of Scatophagy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Psychology of the Emotions by Théodule Ribot (1914)
"... we have coprophagy and scatophagy (the swallowing of excrements, urine, the contents of spittoons, etc.), which are rarely, if ever, found in any but ..."
2. The Psychology of Attention by Théodule Ribot (1898)
"Still lower are found cases of " coprophagy " and " scatophagy." It was found necessary, in the ward of a hospital, to watch a certain patient, ..."
3. The Psychology of Attention by Théodule Ribot (1890)
"Still lower are found and " scatophagy. " It was >.- ward of a hospital, to watch a 01 to prevent him from swallow- c ..."
4. The Psychology of Attention by Théodule Ribot (1896)
"Psychometry, 67 et seq. Reverie, 112. Rhythm, law of, in attention, 9. Riccardi, 26. Roncati, 8o. Roscelin, 54. Savages, attention in, 37. scatophagy, 1o8. ..."
5. America's Greatest Problem: The Negro by Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1915)
"In some savage rites, scatophagy is practised,—that is, the eating of the dung and excrement, etc. sociological: that which pertains to human society. ..."