Definition of Feces

1. Noun. Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels.

Definition of Feces

1. n. pl. dregs; sediment; excrement. See FÆces.

Definition of Feces

1. Noun. (US Canada) Digested waste material discharged from the bowels; excrement. ¹

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Definition of Feces

1. bodily waste discharged through the anus [n]

Medical Definition of Feces

1. The excrement discharged from the intestines, consisting of bacteria, cells exfoliated from the intestines, secretions, chiefly of the liver and a small amount of food residue. Origin: L. Faeces, pl. Of faex = refuse This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Feces

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) Collection of the feces In collecting feces, the patient should be told first to urinate, in order that there shall be no mixing of urine and feces. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"0.005 gram of blood was added to 1 gram of feces; guaiac, turpentine method gave a light greenish tinge; ..."

3. The Elements of the Science of Nutrition by Graham Lusk (1906)
"THE feces. In the historical introduction of the preceding chapter it has been shown that the nitrogen of the urine and feces can be made a measure for the ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"Composition of the feces.—The feces differ widely in amount and in composition ... The average weight of the feces in twenty-four hours upon a mixed diet is ..."

5. The Influence of Inanition on Metabolism by Francis Gano Benedict (1907)
"From the discussion of feces (see page 337), it can readily be seen that the ... The excretion of water in feces, however, can be readily determined. ..."

6. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"The older methods in vogue in metabolism work embraced the analysis of dried feces. Various investigators later demonstrated that the drying of feces was ..."

7. Report on the Etiology and Prevention of Yellow Fever by George Miller Sternberg (1890)
"feces, case 16: " Tube 1 partly liquefied at ond of 48 hours. ... feces, case 20: "Tube 1 liquefied in 24 hours; no liquefying colonies in tube 2. ..."

8. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of microscopic and chemical methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1900)
"Albumin is demonstrated in the feces by treating them repeatedly with water ... Peptone* are normally absent from the feces. They have been observed in ..."

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