Definition of Fecula

1. Noun. Excreta (especially of insects).


Definition of Fecula

1. n. Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence.

Definition of Fecula

1. Noun. (starch Starchy) (sediment) extracted from (plants), especially those which are used as (food). ¹

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Definition of Fecula

1. fecal matter [n -LAE]

Medical Definition of Fecula

1. Origin: L.faeula burnt tartar or salt of tartar, dim. Of faex, faecis, sediment, dregs: cf. F. Fecule. Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence. Especially: The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; called also amylaceous fecula. The green matter of plants; chlorophyll. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fecula

fechting
fechts
fecial
fecials
fecit
fecked
fecking
feckless
fecklessly
fecklessness
fecklessnesses
feckly
fecks
feculae
feculas
feculence
feculences
feculencies
feculency
fecund
fecundability
fecundate
fecundated
fecundates
fecundating
fecundation

Literary usage of Fecula

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1. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"OF fecula OR STARCH. A substance, of which starch is a good specimen, and of which the generic name is fecula, may be obtained from the meal or flour of ..."

2. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1831)
"I.] fecula from Wheat. Examined by the microscope, this fecula appears in spherical globules of a very variable size, but always of a smaller volume than ..."

3. Chymistry Applied to Agriculture by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal (1839)
"Starch or fecula* STARCH is a white, finely divided, ... The fecula contained in all the plants I have just named is wholesome, and very nourishing, ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1831)
"A pound of the Canna ladica gives only four drachms and twenty-four grains of a grayish fecula, which may be whitened by washing, but is still much inferior ..."

5. General Notions of Chemistry by Théophile Jules Pelouze, Edmond Fremy (1854)
"The fecula, carried off by the water, is received into basins, where it is deposited; the deposit is stirred and washed, till the water runs colorless; ..."

6. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"Its principles are consequently oxigen, hidrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and lime. STARCH, or fecula, constitutes the chief part of all the nutritive grains. ..."

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