faeces

[ fee-seez ]
/ ˈfi siz /
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noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.

Related formsfae·cal [fee-kuh l] /ˈfi kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for faecal (1 of 2)

faecal

esp US fecal

/ (ˈfiːkəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or consisting of faeces

British Dictionary definitions for faecal (2 of 2)

faeces

esp US feces

/ (ˈfiːsiːz) /

pl n

bodily waste matter derived from ingested food and the secretions of the intestines and discharged through the anus

Word Origin for faeces

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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