verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\

: to pass (waste matter) from the body or from an organ in the body


Full Definition of EXCRETE

transitive verb
:  to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood, tissues, or organs or from the active protoplasm
ex·cret·er noun

Origin of EXCRETE

Latin excretus, past participle of excernere to sift out, discharge, from ex- + cernere to sift — more at certain
First Known Use: 1620
EXCRETE Defined for Kids


verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\

Definition of EXCRETE for Kids

:  to separate and give off cellular waste matter from the body usually as urine or sweat
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb ex·crete \ik-ˈskrēt\

Medical Definition of EXCRETE

:  to separate and eliminate or discharge (waste) from the blood or tissues or from the active protoplasm


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