faeces

[ fee-seez ]
/ ˈfi siz /

noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British.

Related formsfae·cal [fee-kuh l] /ˈfi kəl/, adjective

Definition for faeces (2 of 2)

feces

[ fee-seez ]
/ ˈfi siz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement.
dregs; sediment.
Also especially British, fae·ces.

Origin of feces

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin faecēs grounds, dregs, sediment (plural of faex)
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British Dictionary definitions for faeces (1 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

British Dictionary definitions for faeces (2 of 2)

feces

/ (ˈfiːsiːz) /

pl n

the usual US spelling of faeces
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Medicine definitions for faeces

feces

[ fēsēz ]

pl.n.

The matter that is discharged from the bowel during defecation; excrement.stercus
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Science definitions for faeces

feces

[ fēsēz ]

Waste matter eliminated from the intestinal tract.
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Culture definitions for faeces

feces

[ (fee-seez) ]

Excrement; the waste material that is passed to the outside from the rectum through the anus.

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