excretion

Definitions:

  • The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs.
  • The matter, such as urine or sweat, that is so excreted.
  • The act of excreting.
  • The substance excreted, as sweat or urine, or certain juices in plants.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Excretion, Secretion. Secretion</em> is the more general word, and includes <em>excretion.</em> The latter is restricted to the elimination of useless or harmful substances from the body. Thus, the secretion of saliva or of milk would not be called <internalXref urlencoded="excretion">excretion</internalXref>; but the latter term would be applied to the secretion of the urine. Both terms are applied to the products as well as to the functions.
  • The act of excreting.
  • That which is excreted; excrement.
  • The process of <xref>removing</xref> or <xref>ejecting</xref> material that has no further <xref>utility</xref>, especially from the body; the act of <xref>excreting</xref>.
  • Something being <xref>excreted</xref> in that manner.
  • waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
  • the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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