noun, plural fec·u·lae [fek-yuh-lee] /ˈfɛk yəˌli/.
Origin of fecula
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Fecula, fek′ū-la, n. starch obtained as a sediment by breaking down certain plants or seeds in water.
By means of a rose, c, water is sprinkled over the entire surface of the sieve and separates the fecula from the fibrous matter.
This mixture should be constantly stirred as otherwise the fecula will sink to the bottom.
It approaches more nearly to potato starch than to any other fecula, but its particles are larger.
This fecula hangs together in chains, quite unlike the ordinary appearance of arrowroot when seen under the microscope.