[ rek-ruh-muhnt ]
/ ˈrɛk rə mənt /
Physiology. a secretion, as saliva, that is reabsorbed by the body.
refuse separated from anything; dross.
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British Dictionary definitions for recrement
/ (ˈrɛkrɪmənt) /
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
Derived forms of recrementrecremental, adjective
Word Origin for recrement
C16: via Old French from Latin recrēmentum slag, filth, from re- + cernere to sift
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