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Meaning of FECULA

Pronunciation:  'fekyulu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  excreta (especially of insects)
 

FECULA is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: body waste, excrement, excreta, excretion, excretory product

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fec"u*la\, n.; pl. {Fecul[AE]} [L. faecula burnt tartar
or salt of tartar, dim. of faex, faecis, sediment, dregs: cf.
F. f['e]cule.]
Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply
breaking down the texture, washing with water, and
subsidence. Especially:
(a) The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called
    also {amylaceous fecula}.
(b) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

 

 

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