faeces


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fae·ces

 (fē′sēz)
pl.n. Chiefly British
Variant of feces.

fae′cal adj.

faeces

(ˈfiːsiːz) or

feces

pl n
bodily waste matter derived from ingested food and the secretions of the intestines and discharged through the anus
[C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs]

fe•ces

(ˈfi siz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement.
Also, esp. Brit., faeces.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin faecēs grounds, dregs, sediment (pl. of faex)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faeces - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowelsfaeces - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
dog do, 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
crap, turd, 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)

faeces

plural noun excrement, stools, excreta, bodily waste, dung, droppings, ordure The faeces contain nitrogen.
Translations
بِراز، غائِط
stolicevýkaly
afføringekskrementer
uloste
bélsárszéklet
saur
izkārnījumi

faeces

feces (US) [ˈfiːsiːz] NPL (frm) → excrementos mpl, heces fpl (frm)

faeces

[ˈfiːsiːz] (British) feces (US) nplfèces fpl

faeces

, (US) feces
plKot m

faeces

feces (Am) [ˈfiːsiːz] nplfeci fpl

faeces

(American) feces (ˈfiːsiːz) noun plural
solid waste matter passed out from the body.
References in classic literature ?
And the immense stack of straw where in the morning there had been nothing, appeared as the FAECES of the same buzzing red glutton.
The 38-year-old dad who hired the building firm to do work on his home in Skegness, Lincs, says the man even shoved some of his own faeces down the chimney stack.
According to him, faeces is oily and cannot easily come off after using tissue paper or water to clean-up after defecation.
People who come into contact with faeces can end up getting an infection known as toxicariasis, caused by roundworm parasites.
STUDENTS at a sixth form college have had to be told to wash their hands following toilet trips after a 'worm usually found in human faeces' was spotted near a drinking fountain.
Two women were on Thursday arrested by public health officers and taken to Meru police station for allegedly storing faeces in buckets inside their houses and later pouring it in a river.
Sivanesan also said another factor, which attracted flies, was the chicken faeces, which the farmers sold to oil palm planters.
"I realised the person next to me also had their nose covered, and then I went to take my charger out, bent down&nbsp;to charge my phone and realised it's not just a smell, it's actually faeces and it's all over the back of my legs, it's all over the floor, all over the wall of the plane.
An RSPCA inspector found Poppy the elderly shih tzu living in a house where the floors were smeared with faeces and urine.
Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their faeces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and allergies to neurological diseases.
Dogs that display this behaviour generally only do this with fresh faeces that are less than two days old.