• WordNet 3.6
    • n faeces solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Faeces fē′sēz sediment after infusion or distillation: dregs: the solid excrements
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., pl. of fæx, fæcis, grounds.


In literature:

Plato does not enquire how the blood is separated from the faeces.
"Timaeus" by Plato
Some naturally passed out in the faeces and urine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
After some hours, the usual little spots produced by the faeces of flies were found on the paper.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
But heat while continually being produced is also continually being lost by the skin, lungs, urine and faeces.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The valve at the anus, which retains the faeces, is another instance of a sphincter.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Swallowed nothing, and passed faeces in bed.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
None but diseased bees discharge faeces in the hive.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Was there no honey, bee-bread, faeces, or other substance, that might deceive you?
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
In the first place it was ascertained that the girl had repeated evacuations of urine, and once, at least, of faeces.
"Fasting Girls" by William Alexander Hammond
There is retention of urine and faeces, and in young men, priapism.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
No better: nose running a thick, heavy matter; faeces very offensive.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Old-fashioned pigmen remove the hard and knotty faeces by the aid of the finger.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
It colours the faeces black owing to the formation of sulphide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The urodaeum serves only as a passage, the urine being mixed with the faeces in the chamber above.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
By great attention and perseverance on the part of the nurse, she was brought to evacuate her faeces and urine in a night stool.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
There is not that degree of fetor in the faeces, in diarrhoea, which takes place in dysentery.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Faeces a valuable substance!
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
And he dhaer andbidigende ne onbyrigde aetes ne waetes binnan dhreora daga faece.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Many birds eat the faeces of their young.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The prince's friend was threatened with congestion in the head, and had great pain in the stomach; the faeces were nearly black.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge

In news:

Virus-like particles, approximately 27 nm in diameter, were identified in faeces from an Indian patient with enterically transmitted non-A, non-B (ENANB) hepatitis.