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faeces

[fee-seez] /ˈfi siz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British
1.
Related forms
faecal
[fee-kuh l] /ˈfi kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • They eat their own faeces to acquire additional moisture in the heat of the desert.
  • We have been using dingo faeces to deter foxes around our sanctuary boundaries.
  • Bumblebees begin their adult lives by eating their sisters' faeces.
  • For example, many leaf beetles cover their eggs in faeces.
  • The faeces of the animal would of course contain lots of nitrogen and other helpful organic matter, though.
  • The nappies the researchers used were contaminated only with urine, not faeces.
  • The channel is clogged deep with plastic bottles, garbage and human faeces.
  • Researchers may get up at dawn hoping to grab chimpanzee faeces that fall from the trees.
  • Streets are filled with rotting fruit, faeces and other disease-spreading detritus.
  • These beans, harvested from the faeces, then create a coffee that tastes rich and slightly smoky with hints of chocolate.
British Dictionary definitions for faeces

faeces

/ˈfiːsiːz/
plural noun
1.
bodily waste matter derived from ingested food and the secretions of the intestines and discharged through the anus
Word Origin
C15: from Latin faecēs, plural of faex sediment, dregs
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Word Origin and History for faeces
n.

see feces.

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