[ ik-skree-tuh ]
/ ɪkˈskri tə /

noun (usually used with a plural verb)

excreted matter, as urine, feces, or sweat.

Origin of excreta

1855–60; < Latin excrēta things sifted out or separated, neuter plural of excrētus; see excrete


ex·cre·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for excreta

/ (ɪkˈskriːtə) /

pl n

waste matter, such as urine, faeces, or sweat, discharged from the body; excrement

Derived forms of excreta

excretal, adjective

Word Origin for excreta

C19: New Latin, from Latin excernere to excrete
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Medicine definitions for excreta

[ ĭk-skrētə ]


Waste matter, such as sweat or feces, discharged from the body.

Other words from excreta

ex•cretal adj.
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