recrement

noun

rec·​re·​ment
ˈrekrəmənt
plural -s
: superfluous matter separated from that which is useful : dross, scoria
the recrement of ore

Word History

Etymology

Middle French or Latin; Middle French recrement, from Latin recrementum, from re- + cre- (stem of cernere to separate, sift) + -mentum -ment

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“Recrement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recrement. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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