from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, small hard balls into which the feces are formed in certain deranged conditions of the colon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Med.) Hardened masses of feces.
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- noun medicine
hardened massesof feces
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The feces are hardened in lumps called scybala; which are sometimes obliged to be extracted from the rectum with a kind of marrow spoon.
M.M. Extract the hardened scybala by means of a marrow-spoon; or by a piece of wire, or of whale-bone bent into a bow, and introduced.
"The feces sometimes accumulate in distinct indurated scybala or in enormous masses, solid and compact.