Definition of faeces noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English feces) noun
BrE BrE//ˈfiːsiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːsiːz//
[plural] (formal)
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solid waste material that leaves the body through the anus synonym excrement Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, plural of faex ‘dregs’.Extra examples A sample of fresh faeces should be collected each day. The amount of blood in the faeces was measured. The larvae may be excreted in the faeces.

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