excreta

plural noun
ex·​cre·​ta | \ ik-ˈskrē-tə How to pronounce excreta (audio) \

Definition of excreta

: waste matter (such as feces) eliminated or separated from the body

Other Words from excreta

excretal \ ik-​ˈskrē-​tᵊl How to pronounce excreta (audio) \ adjective

Examples of excreta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Monster is living in a year or more of his own excreta, nearly a foot deep. Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 In this particular case, the Inspiration4 crew, however, did not notice any excreta floating around the cabin because the leakage was still relegated to contained areas underneath the floor, Gerstenmaier said. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 26 Oct. 2021 State inspectors found excessive excreta, dirt and grime, and lack of proper cleaning at facility previously found with a bleeding dog (repeat offender). Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 11 May 2021 Previous research has shown that toilet flushes can generate germ-laden aerosols from the excreta, the China CDC scientists said. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 Previous research has shown that toilet flushes can generate germ-laden aerosols from the excreta, the China CDC scientists said. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 Previous research has shown that toilet flushes can generate germ-laden aerosols from the excreta, the China CDC scientists said. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 Previous research has shown that toilet flushes can generate germ-laden aerosols from the excreta, the China CDC scientists said. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 Previous research has shown that toilet flushes can generate germ-laden aerosols from the excreta, the China CDC scientists said. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, 28 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of excreta

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for excreta

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of excretus

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“Excreta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excreta. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for excreta

excreta

noun plural
ex·​cre·​ta | \ ik-ˈskrēt-ə How to pronounce excreta (audio) \

Medical Definition of excreta

: waste matter (as feces) eliminated or separated from the body — compare excretion sense 2

Other Words from excreta

excretal \ -​ˈskrēt-​ᵊl How to pronounce excreta (audio) \ adjective

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