emunctory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emunctus, past participle of ex mungere (to blow one's nose).

Adjective[edit]

emunctory (comparative more emunctory, superlative most emunctory)

  1. Pertaining to the elimination of waste from the body.
    A mixture of poor diet and poor hygiene caused him inflammation of the emunctory aperture.
    • 1979, Bulletin of the American Historical Collection, volume 7–8, Manila: American Association of the Philippines, ISSN 0115-3226, OCLC 2743124, page 79:
      This guy was extremely hirsute. Everywhere. So much I used to wonder how he could clearly manage certain emunctory functions.

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Noun[edit]

emunctory (plural emunctories)

  1. Any part of the body which carries or removes waste.