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

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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 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 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 Its growth is due to insects on these plants causing sap loss and releasing excreta that are food for the fungus. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of excreta was in 1757

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19 May 2021

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“Excreta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excreta. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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