[ ek-skruh-muh nt ]
/ ˈɛk skrə mənt /


waste matter discharged from the body, especially feces.

Origin of excrement

1525–35; < Latin excrēmentum, equivalent to excrē- (perfect stem of excernere to excrete) + -mentum -ment

Related forms

ex·cre·men·tous [ek-skruh-men-tuh s] /ˌɛk skrəˈmɛn təs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for excrement


/ (ˈɛkskrɪmənt) /


waste matter discharged from the body, esp faeces; excreta

Derived Forms

excremental (ˌɛkskrɪˈmɛntəl) or excrementitious (ˌɛkskrɪmɛnˈtɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for excrement

C16: from Latin excrēmentum, from excernere to sift, excrete
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Medicine definitions for excrement


[ ĕkskrə-mənt ]


Waste matter or any excretion cast out of the body, especially feces.
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