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Feces containing tape-worm segments may continue to be a source of infection for as long as a fortnight.

WORD ORIGIN

also faeces, c.1400, "dregs," from Latin faeces "sediment, dregs," plural of faex (genitive faecis) "grounds, sediment, lees, dregs," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "human excrement" is from 1630s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FECES

bowel movement

nounexpulsion of feces

excretion

nounthe product of excretion
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