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faeces

[fee-seez]
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noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.
  1. feces.
Related formsfae·cal [fee-kuh l] /ˈfi kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for faecal

faecal

esp US fecal

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or consisting of faeces

faeces

esp US feces

pl n
  1. bodily waste matter derived from ingested food and the secretions of the intestines and discharged through the anus

Word Origin

C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs
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Word Origin and History for faecal

faeces

n.

see feces.

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