Science / Biology / Feces: Semisolid material containing undigested foods, bacteria, bilirubin, and water that is produced in the large intestine and eliminated from the body. Frequently noted as hitting the fan.


Science / Marine Biology / Pseudofeces: Material rejected by suspension feeders or deposit feeders as potential food before entering the gut MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Scatology: Not to be confused with eschatology, scatology refers to so-called 'potty-humor'--jokes or stories dealing with feces designed to elicit either laughter or disgust. Anthropologists have noted that sca MORE


Science / Biology / Coprolites: Fossilized feces. MORE

Large Intestine

Science / Biology / Large Intestine: Consists of the cecum, appendix, colon, and rectum; absorbs some nutrients, but mainly prepares feces for elimination. MORE

Zero Tolerance

Business / Agriculture / Zero Tolerance: In food safety policy, a 'zero tolerance' standard generally means that if a potentially dangerous substance (whether microbiological, chemical, or other) is present in or on a product, that product w MORE

Coliform Index

Business / Agriculture / Coliform Index: A rating of the purity of water based on a count of fecal coliform bacteria. The presence of fecal coliform bacteria, which are harmless bacteria that live in the intestines of humans and other verteb MORE