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faeces

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

esp US fecal

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or consisting of faeces
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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
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Word Origin for faeces

C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs
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faeces

n.

see feces.

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