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faeces Line breaks: fae¦ces
Pronunciation: /ˈfiːsiːz/
(US feces)

Definition of faeces in English:

plural noun

Waste matter remaining after food has been digested, discharged from the bowels; 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.
excrement, bodily waste, waste matter, ordure, dung, manure, scat;
dirt, filth, muck, mess
informal poo, doo-doo, doings, turds, caca
British informal cack, whoopsies, jobbies
North American informal poop
vulgar slang crap, shit
archaic night soil


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

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