Faeces

Faeces

(Science: gastroenterology) 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 solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels.Faeces are the waste material removed by animals via the anus, which is passed along the large intestine in the body. Water is removed from faeces via re-absorption before they are excreted.

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