excreta

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plural noun ex·cre·ta \ik-ˈskrē-tə\

Definition of excreta

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

excretal

play \ik-ˈskrē-təl\ adjective

Examples of excreta in a sentence

  1. the cage badly needed to be cleaned of the rabbit's excreta

Origin and Etymology of excreta

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of excretus


First Known Use: 1853


Medical Dictionary

excreta

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noun plural ex·cre·ta \ik-ˈskrēt-ə\

Medical Definition of excreta

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

excretal

\-ˈskrēt-əl\play adjective

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