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Feces

Synonym(s)

  • fecal
  • stool

Definition(s)

Excretion in semisolid state processed by the intestine.

Definition from: Digital Anatomist via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The material discharged from the bowel during defecation. It consists of undigested food, intestinal mucus, epithelial cells, and bacteria.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014