a part or organ of the body, as the skin or a kidney, that functions in carrying off waste products.
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How to use emunctory in a sentence
The stomach is not, like most glandular organs, a simple emunctory, and it is affected by medicines in a different way.The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
In the first place, the secretion of sweat, like that of the lungs, cannot be considered as a common emunctory.The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
emunctory, e-mungk′tor-i, n. an organ of the body that carries off waste: an excretory duct.
A nose is "the prominence on the face which is the organ of scent, and the emunctory of the brain."
British Dictionary definitions for emunctory
of or relating to a bodily organ or duct having an excretory function
an excretory organ or duct, such as a skin pore
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