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defecation


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n. a bowel movement in which faeces are evacuated through the rectum and anus. The amount and composition of the food eaten determine to a large degree the bulk of the faeces, and the transit time through the intestinal tract determines the water content. See constipation, diarrhoea.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.


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