- Physiology. a secretion, as saliva, that is reabsorbed by the body.
- refuse separated from anything; dross.
Origin of recrement
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- physiol any substance, such as bile, that is secreted from a part of the body and later reabsorbed instead of being excreted
- waste matter; refuse; dross
C16: via Old French from Latin recrēmentum slag, filth, from re- + cernere to sift
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Word Origin and History for recrement
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