noun (usually used with a plural verb)
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Origin of excreta
OTHER WORDS FROM excretaex·cre·tal, adjective
Words nearby excreta
Example sentences from the Web for excreta
Even the excreta of animals have sometimes been counted sacred.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
If taken in large quantities the excreta are occasionally noticed to be luminous when examined in the dark.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
In some towns in the north of England the excreta fall into receptacles constructed upon what is termed the Goux principle.
The excreta of some species of bacteria act as poison to destroy other species.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The Rev. Mr Moule was the first to direct attention to the value of dried earth as a deodorant of excreta.