defecation

noun
def·​e·​ca·​tion | \ ˌde-fi-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce defecation (audio) \

Definition of defecation

1 : the discharge of solid waste from the anus : the act or process of defecating To meet the clinical definition of IBS [irritable bowel syndrome], you must have had 12 weeks … of abdominal pain or discomfort within the past year, associated with relief with defecation and a change in the form or frequency of stool.Food and Fitness Advisor
2 : feces, excrement At first it was believable because, as Gov. Mario Cuomo said at the outset, "She's covered with defecation, her hair is shorn … "— Ellen Goodman William Allen Livingston lost several ounces of urine and defecation when the fusillade of .38 caliber and .00 buckshot devastated him …— Joseph Wambaugh

First Known Use of defecation

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Defecation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defecation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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defecation

noun
def·​e·​ca·​tion
variants: or chiefly British defaecation \ ˌdef-​i-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce defecation (audio) \

Medical Definition of defecation

: discharge of feces

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