excrete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v excrete eliminate from the body "Pass a kidney stone"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
    • v. t Excrete To separate and throw off; to excrete urine. "The mucus thus excreted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion
    • excrete To throw out or eliminate; specifically, to eliminate from an organic body by a process of secretion and discharge.
    • n excrete That which has been excreted; an excretion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
    • v.t Excrete eks-krēt′ to separate from: to eject
    • n Excrete a duct that helps to receive and excrete matter
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. excretus, p. p. of excernere, to sift out, discharge; ex, out + cernere, to sift, separate. See Crisis

Usage

In literature:

The urinary excretion from the kidneys collecting in the urinary bladder is passed out periodically through the urethra.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
A microbe, an excretion, anything, may interest the man of science, even though he be a senator or a Minister of State.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
On the whole, it seems most probable that the fluid is of the nature of an excretion, serving to carry off waste products.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
The oldest view is that of Decandolle, who founded his theory on the fact that the plants excrete certain substances from their roots.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
Thus a cause is seen for excreting fluids by motor action of bowels, when supplied by the excretory system.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
On this diet she excreted .40% sugar.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Humus contains plant food and is also an excellent absorbent of the poisonous excretions.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
On the contrary, he believes that it retards digestion, arrests secretion, and hinders excretion.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
It is an undoubted fact that many children before puberty are greatly interested in the excretions from the bladder and the intestine.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Chlorate of potash, being excreted in the saliva, is particularly useful.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It is even more than the excretion from the bowels.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
His traditions associate him with donkeys, and it is said that if these animals could excrete sugar, Doms would no longer be beggars.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
And Thorn became drenched with sweat, which aided in the excretion of the poisonous stuff.
"Invasion" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It is not excreted from the body.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The elimination of phosphoric acid is increased, especially when compared with the nitrogen excreted.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
Furthermore, a great part of the drug is excreted through the milk, making the milk unfit for use.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In worms especially, the skin seems to excrete many effete substances, pigments included.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
This substance represents from 82-88% of the total nitrogen excreted by the kidneys.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The evidence of destruction has often to be sought for in other organs, or in secretions or excretions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
It is excreted by all the secretions and excretions of the body.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

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.
The researchers were attempting to determine the effect diets formulated with low- phytate corn would have on grow-finish performance and nutrient excretion.
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.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.
Sodium, potassium, and phosphate are some of the minerals the kidneys excrete.
Genetically Enhanced "Enviropig" Excretes 65 Percent Less Phosphorous.
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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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