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Droppings Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    droppings n : fecal matter of animals [syn: dung, muck]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Droppings'

Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animal's digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation.

The word faeces is the plural of the Latin word fæx meaning "dregs". There is no singular form in the English language, making it a plurale tantum. There are many colloquial terms for feces, of which some are considered profanity (such as shit, crap and turd) while others (such as poo, poop, number two, dookie and doody) are not. Terms such as dung, scat, spoor and droppings are normally used to refer to animal feces.

Stool is a common term normally used in reference to human feces. For example, in medicine to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition, a stool sample is sometimes requested for testing purposes. The term "stool" can also be used for that of non-human species.

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  • Bird droppings can be mosquito busters!
    Researchers at the Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC) in Pondicherry have discovered that bird droppings contain certain bacteria that kill mosquitoes. They say they are now working to develop a formulation based on bird droppings for mosquito control. "Mosquitocidal bacteria are environmental friendly alternatives to chemical insecticides," says thei Read more on this news related to 'Droppings'
  • Malmaison Birmingham Brasserie was shut down over plague of mice
    The tough sanction was imposed on the swanky restaurant after officers found rodent droppings for the fourth time in six years Read more on this news related to 'Droppings'
  • Woman Wants Job Back After Claiming To Find Rat Droppings In School Lunch
    Halifax Co., VA -- A Halifax County woman wants her job back and is claiming she was fired because she was a whistle-blower. Emma Sims worked at Halifax County Middle School where she says she saw biscuits with rat droppings on them being served to students. Read more on this news related to 'Droppings'

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