Definition of feces in English:

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feces

Pronunciation: /ˈfēsēz/
(British faeces)

plural noun

Waste matter discharged from the bowels after food has been digested; excrement.
Example sentences
  • Adenovirus is spread by contact with infected feces, urine or respiratory droplets.
  • Furthermore, the attenuated virus is excreted in the faeces, leading to herd immunity.
  • The fungus is a common soil contaminant being excreted in feces of several birds particularly pigeons.
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, plural of faex 'dregs'.

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Syllabification: fe·ces

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