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This will wash away any mucus or fecal matter that may have collected.

These are commonly found in soil water and in fecal material.

The nature of the fecal matter is in part dependent upon the character of the food.

It may be seen as oil-drops passed alone or with fecal matter, or as lumps of fat, pale yellow and tallow-like.

The small amount of ingesta entering the duodenum in these diseases diminishes the bulk of fecal matter.

Fecal tumors in the transverse colon have been taken for enlargement of the liver and spleen.

A frequent recurrence of fecal retention from the causes mentioned will in time develop the constipated habit.

But the free movement of the bowels and the non-disappearance of the tumors are no proof that they are not fecal.

The breath has a peculiarly offensive odor (spoken of as fecal) in some instances.

A yellow tint like that of a child's movement may arise from a mixture of pus and fecal matter.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s; see feces + -al (1).

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