feces

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin faecēs, nominative plural of faex (residue, dregs).

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Noun[edit]

feces pl (plural only) (Canada, US)

  1. Digested waste material (typically solid or semi-solid) discharged from the bowels; excrement.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word can be used with plural verbs ("feces have a strong smell") or singular ones ("feces has a strong smell"). Use with plural verbs is more common, especially in Britain, and is the only use recognized by some dictionaries,[1] while others recognize both plural and singular use.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ feces” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  2. ^ feces” in TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2017.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

fecēs

  1. nominative plural of fex
  2. accusative plural of fex
  3. vocative plural of fex