excreta

[ ik-skree-tuh ]
/ ɪkˈskri tə /

noun (usually used with a plural verb)

excreted matter, as urine, feces, or sweat.

Nearby words

  1. excrementous,
  2. excrescence,
  3. excrescency,
  4. excrescent,
  5. excrescently,
  6. excrete,
  7. excretion,
  8. excretory,
  9. excretory duct,
  10. excretory ductule of lacrimal gland

Origin of excreta

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

Related formsex·cre·tal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for excreta

excreta

/ (ɪkˈskriːtə) /

pl n

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

Word Origin for excreta

C19: New Latin, from Latin excernere to excrete

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Medicine definitions for excreta

excreta

[ ĭk-skrētə ]

pl.n.

Waste matter, such as sweat or feces, discharged from the body.
Related formsex•cretal adj.


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