excreta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n excreta waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Excreta Matters to be excreted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • excreta Any matter eliminated as useless from the living body; specifically, such substances as have really entered into the tissues of the body and are the product of its metabolism, as urine or sweat. In this restricted sense the word would not include the feces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns.pl Excreta matters discharged from the animal body
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The excreta and urine never seem to be perceptibly increased.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
When it is fed on the latter, in the excreta will be found numerous fragments, sometimes very bulky, of undigested caseine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
It consists, then, of the excreta of animals, and the vegetable matter used as litter.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
The oil in the biscuits caused purgation, as also did the pemmican: the fat was partly undigested and the excreta were eaten.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Immediately after camp is made sinks are dug for the disposal of excreta.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
It is this fact which makes the difference between the excreta of a dog or lion and that of a cow or horse.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
These germs are found in the excreta (stools and urine) of persons ill with typhoid fever.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
All excreta should be taken away immediately and, if necessary, disinfected before being emptied.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The color of the excreta should be natural.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
A leading authority says that the character and amount of the daily excreta furnish suggestions as to the required food supply.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
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