Definition of fecal in US English:


(British faecal)


  • Relating to or resembling feces.

    ‘discharge of fecal matter’
    ‘fecal incontinence’
    • ‘Intake was estimated by dividing fecal output by the indigestibility of the forage.’
    • ‘We analyzed fecal pellets of each bat to determine food habits.’
    • ‘The majority of illnesses in the world are caused by fecal matter.’
    • ‘Patients are even more reluctant to discuss fecal incontinence than urinary incontinence.’
    • ‘Fecal exams are ESSENTIAL for proper diagnosis as well as treatment.’
    • ‘During the collection period, fecal samples were taken from each steer twice daily.’
    • ‘The lake had been known to be subject to contamination from human faecal material for some time.’
    • ‘An obvious symptom of thrips damage is the presence of tiny black fecal deposits left on the leaf surface where they have been feeding.’
    • ‘Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease which can be caused by faecal contamination of hands.’
    • ‘Some coliform bacteria are only present in fecal material; these are called fecal coliforms.’