fecalith

stony heap or mass of feces

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • fecalith — A hard mass consisting of inspissated feces. SYN: coprolith, stercolith. [L. faeces, feces, + G. lithos, stone] * * * fe·ca·lith or chiefly Brit fae·ca·lith fē kə .lith n a concretion of dry compact feces formed in the intestine or vermiform… …   Medical dictionary

  • fecalith — fe·ca·lith …   English syllables

  • fecalith — noun a hard mass of fecal matter • Syn: ↑coprolith, ↑faecalith, ↑stercolith • Hypernyms: ↑mass …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coprolith — SYN: fecalith. [copro + G. lithos, stone] * * * cop·ro·lith käp rə .lith n a mass of hard fecal matter in the intestine * * * n. a mass of hard faeces within the colon or rectum, due to chronic constipation. It may become calcified. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • stercolith — SYN: fecalith. [sterco + G. lithos, stone] * * * n. a stone formed of dried compressed faeces. * * * ster·co·lith (sturґko lith) [sterco + lith] fecalith …   Medical dictionary

  • faecalith — noun a hard mass of fecal matter • Syn: ↑coprolith, ↑fecalith, ↑stercolith • Hypernyms: ↑mass * * * noun see fecalith …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Coprolite — A coprolite of a carnivorous dinosaur found in southwestern Saskatchewan. A coprolite is fossilized animal dung. Coprolites are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body fossils, as they give evidence for the animal s behaviour (in this case …   Wikipedia

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