fecal matter

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to fecal matter: tapeworm, SIDS, faeces, faecal matter, Fæces
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
References in periodicals archive ?
With at least a thousand people on the street and most likely many more, the city's failure to provide adequate legal places to sleep and adequate bathrooms for the unsheltered population results in at least 30,000 pounds of fecal matter per month in our parks, back yards, alleyways, sidewalks, gardens, riverbanks and other open spaces.
Hepatitis A spreads by mouth via traces of fecal matter from an infected person, the health department said.
The increasing number of ducks led to large deposits of fecal matter in the lakes that could lead to growth of algae and weed, apart from introducing pathogens that could have potential harmful effects on the residents, pets and the ducks too.
A Cincinnati, OH-based researcher has received a patent for an incontinence product for males adapted to protect the male genitalia, inferior abdomen or pelvis after surgery, wherein the incontinence product is placed against or in proximity to the body of the male to absorb and contain urine and fecal matter, the incontinence product comprising a scrotal catch wherein the scrotal catch is attached to at least a portion of the incontinence product, and wherein the scrotal catch is configured to separate the interior surface of the incontinence product into: an anterior compartment which supports, protects, anchor covers at least a portion of a male's scrotum; and a posterior compartment.
The present preliminary study was conducted to assess the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in fecal matter, urine and blood of shrew residing at poultry farms.
Who knew, for example, that coffee beans harvested from the fecal matter of the palm civet (a catlike animal) are treasured "for their special chocolaty flavor?
Doctors who performed colonoscopies on 116 patients reported that the images inside the colon were of the same clarity whether the patients had taken two doses or just one dose of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, a purgative which removes fecal matter from the colon.
The product uses a triple zone spray system to eliminate fecal matter and reduce foul odours.
Earlier chapters set out the relevant anatomy, physiology, and chemistry; later chapters survey urinary and metabolic diseases, then move on to other body fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, semen, and fecal matter.
In August of 2009, Tyson Fresh Meats paid a more than $2 million penalty for dumping unsafe levels of fecal matter and nitrites into the river between 2003 and 2004.
When a fixed/preserved specimen is filtered through the device, the larger fecal matter is separated from the preserved fecal specimen.
If untreated, the condition can proceed to obstipation, a more severe and stubborn fecal impaction that may require prolonged hospitalization and more elaborate therapy--for example, manual removal of hardened fecal matter from an anesthetized cat's colon.