Definition of feces in English:


Syllabification: fe·ces
Pronunciation: /ˈfēsēz
(British faeces)


Waste matter discharged from the bowels after food has been digested; excrement.
More 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.


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



Pronunciation: /ˈfēkəl/
More example sentences
  • He also recommended checking a stool sample for ova and parasites, and for fecal leukocytes.
  • Typhoid fever is spread by fecal contamination of drinking water or food, or by person to person contact.
  • Food and water contaminated with fecal matter are the main sources of infection.

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