feces

[fee-seez]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement.
2.
dregs; sediment.
Also, especially British, faeces.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin faecēs grounds, dregs, sediment (plural of faex)

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faeces or esp (US) feces (ˈfiːsiːz)
 
pl n
bodily waste matter derived from ingested food and the secretions of the intestines and discharged through the anus
 
[C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs]
 
feces or esp (US) feces
 
pl n
 
[C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs]

feces (ˈfiːsiːz)
 
pl n
the usual US spelling of faeces

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feces
mid-15c., "dregs," from L. faeces "sediment, dregs," pl. of faex (gen. faecis) of unknown origin. Specific sense of "human excrement" is from 1630s. Related: Fecal.
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Medical Dictionary

feces fe·ces (fē'sēz)
pl.n.
The matter that is discharged from the bowel during defecation; excrement. Also called stercus.

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Science Dictionary
feces   (fē'sēz)  Pronunciation Key 
Waste matter eliminated from the intestinal tract.
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Cultural Dictionary
feces [(fee-seez)]

Excrement; the waste material that is passed to the outside from the rectum through the anus.

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Example sentences
The muscles of the intestines forget how to move stool or feces on their own.
Couldn't stand the idea of putting feces in my washing machine.
Feces is greasy, loaded in bacteria and is toxic to handle.
By the time they reach the slaughterhouse, they're covered with feces and
  crowded together.
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