- 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
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Examples from the Web for excreta
The excreta of that army of sick poisoned the air with their noxious emanations.The Downfall
These comprise the removal of excreta— By discharging it into running water.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
In the excreta of carnivorous animals no excretin has been discovered, although a substance resembling it has been found.
All excreta which cannot be burned is buried so that it cannot be reached by flies.On the Fringe of the Great Fight
George G. Nasmith
The excreta of some species of bacteria act as poison to destroy other species.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
- waste matter, such as urine, faeces, or sweat, discharged from the body; excrement
C19: New Latin, from Latin excernere to excrete
- Waste matter, such as sweat or feces, discharged from the body.
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