excretory

[ek-skri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ik-skree-tuh-ree]
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Origin of excretory

First recorded in 1675–85; excrete + -ory1
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Related Words for excretory

cathartic, purgative, aperient, evacuant, expulsive

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Word Origin and History for excretory
adj.

1680s, from excrete + -ory.

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excretory in Medicine

excretory

[ĕkskrĭ-tôr′ē]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or used in excretion.
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