excretory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj excretory of or relating to the process of excretion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Excretory Having the quality of excreting, or throwing off excrementitious matter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • excretory Pertaining to excretion.
    • excretory Conducting off; serving for excretion: as, excretory ducts.
    • n excretory An excretory organ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Excretory having the quality of excreting
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

His digestion was good, and his excretory functions were sufficient.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
A carbonaceous diet taxes the excretory organs less than animal food.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
In supplementing the work of the kidneys and the lungs, the excretory function of the skin is only secondary in importance.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Any stoppage in the process of elimination means that some fault has crept into the work of one of these excretory systems.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
There is also a colouring matter, bili verdin, which may possibly also be excretory.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Of the excretory ducts.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The excretory (malpighian) tubes are few in number, either four or six.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
One of the prominent openings admits the food and the water required in respiration, the other is the excretory aperture.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Price on the development of vertebrate excretory organs, of Th.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
HAIRS and excretory pores, numerical relation of, in sheep, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

It is believed to be derived from intra- and interlobular excretory ducts.
The Bird has little control over his excretory functions, so look out above.
The next time you're cursing a bird whose excretory calling card just ate into your car finish, you might want to blame the paint, not the poop.
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