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[fē′sēz] sing. faex
Etymology: L, faex, waste matter
waste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum. Feces consist of water, food residue, bacteria, and secretions of the intestines and liver. Gross examination of feces for color, odor, quantity, and consistency and microscopic examination for the presence of blood, fat, mucus, or parasites are common diagnostic procedures. Also spelled faeces. Also called stool. See also defecation. fecal, adj.
Faex is not used in the working medical parlance.
[L.] see feces.