recrement

noun rec·re·ment \ˈrekrəmənt\

Definition of recrement

plural

-s

  1. :  superfluous matter separated from that which is useful :  dross, scoria the recrement of ore

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Origin and Etymology of recrement

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


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