fecal matter

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Related to fecal matter: tapeworm, SIDS, faeces, faecal matter, Fæces
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Noun1.fecal matter - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowelsfecal matter - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
dog do, dog shit, dog turd, doggy do - fecal droppings from a dog
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
poop, shit, shite, turd, crap, dirt - obscene terms for feces
droppings, dung, muck - fecal matter of animals
meconium - thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child
melaena, melena - abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
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Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, faces possible violent explosions of fecal matter due to massive obstructions in its sewage system, officials said, reports CANA-Reuters (June 9, 1999):
Because many of the illnesses associated with fecal matter in the home are preventable, this diaper, and the overall DriButts effort, is literally helping to save lives.
The only side effects that have been reported are an initial increase in flatulence as the body adjusts to the dietary supplement, and an earthy-green fecal matter.
Manipulation of the carcass by the feather-picking machine causes leakage of fecal matter, which contaminates the carcass," says Berrang.
With produce, the bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause the most concern come from human fecal matter, Cody says.
The animals move through the slaughter lines so quickly, mistakes cause fecal matter to contaminate the meat, she adds.
beef supply is very safe, yet fecal matter can harbor potentially dangerous bacteria, such as E.
That may be enough to detect grossly visible contamination, for example fecal matter, but not dangerous bacteria.
Perhaps the most serious threat to gay men apart from AIDS is hepatitis, which can be prevented--with vaccinations--in its two most common forms: hepatitis A, which is spread through contact with fecal matter, and hepatitis B, which is transmitted in much the same way as HIV except that it is much easier to contract, spreading through saliva as well as through blood and semen.
coli O157:H7 bacteria finds its way into the food chain beginning in the intestines and fecal matter of farm animals.
Fecal matter still inside animals that were fed too soon before being sent to slaughter?
Take plenty of bathroom breaks -- Urine and fecal matter are leading causes of water illness.