n. the ability to defecate or excrete waste products of metabolism. It involves bowel elimination and regular defecation at the proper place and time. See toilet training. Compare encopresis.

BOWEL CONTROL: "As an important part of toilet training, bowel control needs to be learned by ages 3-4."
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