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Webster 1913 Edition


fecula

fec′u-la

,
Noun.
;
pl.
feculæ
[L.
faecula
burnt tartar or salt of tartar, dim. of
faex
,
faecis
, sediment, dregs: cf. F.
fécule
.]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fecula

FEC'ULA

, n.
1.
The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.
2.
Starch or farina; called also amylaceous fecula.
This term is applied to any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence. Hence its application to starch and the green fecula, though entirely different in chimical properties.

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fecula

fecula

See also: fécula

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fecula (plural feculae)

  1. Starchy sediment extracted from plants, especially those which are used as food.

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