Waste matter remaining after food has been digested, discharged from the bowels; excrement.
- 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;
excreta, stools, droppings;
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
rare egesta, feculence
Late Middle English: from Latin, plural of faex 'dregs'.
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