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feces

Pronunciation: fe'sez

Definition: The matter discharged from the bowel during defecation, consisting of the undigested residue of food, epithelium, intestinal mucus, bacteria, and waste material.

Synonym(s): stercus

[L., pl. of faex (faec-), dregs]

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