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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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faecesfae‧ces (also feces American English) /ˈfiːsiːz/ noun [plural] formal  HBsolid waste material from the bowelsfaecal /ˈfiːkəl/ adjective
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faecesIn marine sediments and faeces, sulphate reducing bacteria outcompete methanogenic bacteria because of their higher affinity for such substrates.Others have a tendency to cause constipation, and this in turn can produce incontinence both of urine and faeces.He was walking in a sea of urine and faeces.The composition of the second solution was designed to reproduce the usual concentrations of SCFAs in normal faeces.The L1 migrate up the trachea, are swallowed and pass out in the faeces.Since the faeces produced by the immune adults contains few if any O. ostertagi eggs the pasture contamination is greatly reduced.Giardia lives in the gut and produces microscopic hard-walled cysts that pass out of the body with the faeces.Young children often show a great interest and delight in their faeces and expect others to do the same.
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