fecal

[ fee-kuh l ]
/ ˈfi kəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or being feces.

Nearby words

  1. febris,
  2. february,
  3. february revolution,
  4. fec,
  5. fec.,
  6. fecal abscess,
  7. fecal fistula,
  8. fecal impaction,
  9. fecal vomiting,
  10. fecalith

Origin of fecal

First recorded in 1535–45; fec(es) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for fecal

fecal

/ (ˈfiːkəl) /

adjective

the usual US spelling of faecal
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Word Origin and History for fecal

fecal

adj.

1540s; see feces + -al (1).

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Medicine definitions for fecal

fecal

[ fēkəl ]

adj.

Relating to or composed of feces.

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