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excretion

 [ek-skre´shun]
1. the act, process, or function of excreting. Ordinarily, what is meant by excretion is defecation, the evacuation of feces. Technically, excretion can refer to the expulsion of any matter, whether from a single cell or from the entire body, or to the matter excreted.
2. waste material eliminated from the body, including feces, urine, and sweat. Mucus and carbon dioxide also can be considered excretions. The organs of excretion are the intestinal tract, kidneys, lungs, and skin. Called also excreta. adj., adj ex´cretory.

ex·cre·tion

(eks-krē'shŭn),
1. The process whereby the undigested residue of food and the waste products of metabolism are eliminated, material is removed to regulate the composition of body fluids and tissues, or substances are expelled to perform functions on an exterior surface.
2. The product of a tissue or organ that is material to be passed out of the body. Synonym(s): excreta Compare: secretion.
[see excrement]

excreta

/ex·cre·ta/ (eks-krēt´ah) excretion (2).

excreta

(ĭk-skrē′tə)
pl.n.
Waste matter, such as sweat, urine, or feces, discharged from the body.

ex·cre′tal adj.

excreta

[ekskrē′tə]
Etymology: L, excernere, to separate
any waste matter discharged from the body.

ex·cre·tion

(eks-krē'shŭn)
1. The process whereby the undigested residue of food and the waste products of metabolism are eliminated; material is removed to regulate the composition of body fluids and tissues, or substances are expelled to perform functions on an exterior surface.
2. The product of a tissue or organ that is material to be passed out of the body.
Synonym(s): excreta.
See: excrement
Compare: secretion

excreta

excretion products; waste material excreted or eliminated from the body, including feces, urine and sweat. Mucus and carbon dioxide also can be considered excreta. The organs of excretion are the intestinal tract, kidneys, lungs and skin.
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With these corrected data, excreta digestibility of protein based on uric acid was calculated by the procedure of Ten Doeschate et al.
Samples of cattle feces (n = 10), forages (n = 10), concentrates (n = 10), cattle bones (n = 10), cattle carcasses (n = 10), and poultry excreta (n = 10) were used.
Another concern, as you walk around the zoo, is the stench of the excreta which is palpable.
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Onyx's motto "Taurus excreta cerebrum vincit" translates as "Bulls**t conquers brains"
The whole of the hills is littered with rubbish and dog excreta, and many trees and hedgerows are festooned with plastic bags of excreta, whilst the buildings, which I believe are listed, are in a state of disrepair and covered in graffiti.
Excreta (spittle) of 10 leafhoppers was collected after they were fed at first on healthy plants, and then additional excreta samples were taken from the same vectors after they had fed on diseased plants.
Members of the the Sigmodontinae subfamily serve as rodent reservoirs of hantaviruses, and persons become infected mainly through inhaling rodent secretions and aerosolized excreta (3-5).
Under an emergency zone situation, all fowls including chicken, duck and pigeon, will be destroyed along with their eggs, feed and excreta and the fowls' farms will be cleaned and disinfected.
6 billion people lack access to improved sanitation--defined as facilities that hygienically separate human excreta from human contact [World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF 2010)].
He said the different types of substances produce allergy including pollen grains of flowers, dust particles, house dust mite, outdoor and indoor moulds or fungus, insect venom of bee, animal dander like sloughed off skin, saliva and excreta of dog or cat secretions and excretions of birds, body parts and excreta of insects like cockroach, foods like milk, egg, fish, prawns, beef, mutton, chicken, peanuts, and some drugs like penicillin, sulfa drugs and insulin.