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In Yellowstone, Gangidine is studying those microbial fossils to find biosignatures, elements that show evidence of past life because organisms consume or excrete them or otherwise interact with them.
Essentially, large fish excrete whole seeds while smaller ones poop out seeds destroyed by chewing.
His body reeked of apple-cider vinegar as his sweat excreted excess ammonia.
Plants may also excrete less carbon into the earth when bathed in synthetic fertilizers, causing the ancient relationship among plant roots, soil fungi and microbes — the symbiosis that increases soil carbon — to fray.
Humans sweat to cool ourselves, not to excrete waste products or clear toxic substances.
The food waste may be excreted so quickly that nary a single fart can be formed.
As a result, the bacteria excrete a limestone filler, similar to a cement paste, that fills in the crack.
These structures actually excreted digestive enzymes.
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EXCRETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of excrete for English Language Learners
: to pass (waste matter) from the body or from an organ in the body
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