[ fek-yuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈfɛk yə lənt /


full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.

Origin of feculent

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin faeculentus full of dregs. See feces, -ulent

Related forms

fec·u·lence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for feculence


/ (ˈfɛkjʊlənt) /


filthy, scummy, muddy, or foul
of the nature of or containing waste matter

Derived Forms

feculence, noun

Word Origin for feculent

C15: from Latin faeculentus; see faeces
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Medicine definitions for feculence


[ fĕkyə-lənt ]


Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.
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