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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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