Excretive

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Excretive Having the power of excreting, or promoting excretion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
    • excretive Having the power to excrete.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion
    • adjs Excretive able to excrete
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Quotations

  • Zhang Jie
    Zhang Jie
    “What do a few lies on TV matter? They can be swallowed, digested and excreted, or follow people when they doze off to sink into oblivion.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ex, from, cernĕre, cretum, to separate.

Usage

In literature:

Monkeys also tremble from fear; and sometimes they void their excretions.
"The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals" by Charles Darwin
Some of these seedlings would probably inherit the nectar-excreting power.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
Parts of organs, various secretions and excretions are very commonly used.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
After this interval, I felt sure that the aphides would want to excrete.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
It is quite possible that the primordial excretion may have been beneficially increased to serve the plant.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Honey promotes the excretions and dissolves the glutinous and starchy impedimenta of the system.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
In this way, the excretions are kept at a distance, away from the honey and without any danger of getting mixed with it.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
But, without waiting for this final purge, this lump, there are, from time to time, slight excretions of fluid, clear as water.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Honey promotes the excretions, and dissolves the glutinous and starchy impedimenta of the system.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
I have no bodily excretions.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
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In news:

This microbe feeds on sugars that stick to our teeth and excretes acids as a waste product.
"Low levels of hair dye can be absorbed through the skin after application, and the dye is excreted into the urine," said the organization in fact sheets provided to doctors and pregnant women.
American dogs excrete 10 million tons a year, and rising.
According to the dictionary, both verbs sweat and perspire mean "To excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin".
Objective To determine the response, in terms of fecal hemoglobin excretion and clinical symptoms, of normal 9½-month-old infants to being fed cow milk.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have shown that high levels of supplemental zinc in nursery diets causes increases in fecal zinc (Zn) excretion.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that feeding a genetically enhanced corn can help reduce the amount of phosphorus excreted in hog manure.
SOUNDS UNUSUAL transmits an hour of Musical Mayhem, Audacious Audio Cataclysms, Xperi-mental Electronic Endeavors and Excretions - the Bold and the Boring.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, thailand — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.
Northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand – In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.
In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.
I n the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand—In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world's most expensive coffee.
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In science:

RES uptake and accelerated excretion (Fig. 12).
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
RES uptake, and accelerated excretion, may be realized.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Dynamic Imaging of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube systemic circulation and urinary excretion.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
The whole scenario, documented by a multi-Very Long Baseline Array-epoch movie, is that of an equatorially expanding “excretion” disk surrounding the peculiar radio source I in the Orion-KL region , whose inner part is photo-ionized [→ GREENHILL].
IAU (Maser) Symposium 287 Summary
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