excretion

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See also: excrétion

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Borrowed from Middle French excrétion, or Late Latin excretio, excretionis, from Latin excerno.

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excretion (countable and uncountable, plural excretions)

  1. The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting.
  2. Something excreted in that manner, especially urine or feces.
    • 1881, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Journal of Social Science (page 32)
      [] the removal of all soiled liquids, and of such offaling, secretions and excretions as are easily or naturally reduced to a liquid or semiliquid state.

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