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EtymologyEdit

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

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feces pl ‎(plural only) (Canada, US)

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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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  1. ^ feces” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ feces”, in TheFreeDictionary.com, Farlex, Inc., 2003–2016.

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