[ fee-seez ]
/ ˈfi siz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement.
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Also especially British, fae·ces .
Origin of feces
1425–75; late Middle English <Latin faecēs grounds, dregs, sediment (plural of faex)
Words nearby feces
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Example sentences from the Web for feces
Feces containing tape-worm segments may continue to be a source of infection for as long as a fortnight.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for feces
/ (ˈfiːsiːz) /
the usual US spelling of faeces
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Medical definitions for feces
[ fē′sēz ]
The matter that is discharged from the bowel during defecation; excrement.stercus
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Scientific definitions for feces
[ fē′sēz ]
Waste matter eliminated from the intestinal tract.
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Cultural definitions for feces
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