excrement


excrement

noun

  1. waste matter discharged from the body, especially feces.

noun

  1. waste matter discharged from the body, esp faeces; excreta
n.

1530s, “waste discharged from the body,” from Latin excrementum, from stem of excretus, past participle of excernere “to sift out, discharge,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + cernere “sift, separate” (see crisis). Originally any bodily secretion, especially from the bowels; exclusive sense of “feces” is since mid-18c.

n.

  1. Waste matter or any excretion cast out of the body, especially feces.

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