Fecalith: A hard stony mass of feces in the intestinal tract. A fecalith can obstruct the appendix, leading to appendicitis. Fecaliths can also obstruct diverticuli. Also known as coprolith and stercolith.
Fecund: Fruitful, abundantly fertile. Just as a writer is prolific, a woman may be fecund, able to reproduce plentifully. Etymology:”Fecund” comes (minus the final “us”) from the Latin “fecundus” meaning fruitful. “Fecund” emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing offspring (or fruit).
Fecundity: The ability to have children, usually lots of them with ease. Etymology:”Fecundity” comes from the Latin “fecundus” meaning fruitful. “Fecundity” emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing offspring (or fruit).
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Better known as FEMA, an agency of the US government dedicated to rapid response to disasters, both man-made and natural ones (such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes). FEMA provides financial assistance to individuals and governments to rebuild homes, businesses, and public facilities; trains firefighters and emergency medical professionals; and funds emergency […]
- Fee for service
Fee for service: In health care, a payment mechanism in which a provider is paid for each individual service rendered to a patient.
- Feed contaminant
Feed contaminant: A substance contaminating animal feed. Contaminants in animal feed can threaten human health. There are two classes of feed contaminants. Contaminants that are naturally occurring — This class of feed contaminants is made up of toxic or deleterious substances that are inherent constituents of an animal food and that are not the result […]