Definition of Excrement

1. Noun. Waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body.




Definition of Excrement

1. n. Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure.

2. n. An excrescence or appendage; an outgrowth.

Definition of Excrement

1. Noun. (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs. ¹

2. Noun. (context: now specifically) Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excrement

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Medical Definition of Excrement

1. Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure. Origin: L. Excrementum, fr. Excernere, excretum, to skin out, discharge: cf. F. Excrement. See Excrete. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excrement

excoriation
excoriations
excorticate
excorticated
excorticates
excorticating
excortication
excortications
excosecant
excosecants
excreate
excreated
excreates
excreating
excreation
excrement (current term)
excremental
excrementitial
excrementitious
excrementive
excrementize
excrementized
excrementizes
excrementizing
excrements
excrescence
excrescences
excrescencies
excrescency
excrescent

Literary usage of Excrement

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"A few of the free and growing spores found in the mixture of the goose excrement. „ 2.—Part of the layer immediately beneath the upper layer, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1873)
"Indeed, matters have pretty well come to this pass, that, paradoxical though it may seem, the prevention of excrement nuisances, as a question of health, ..."

3. Manures and Fertilizers: A Text-book for College Students and a Work of by Homer Jay Wheeler (1913)
"Orientals conserve human excrement carefully. ... From 1781 to 1849 the human excrement of the city of Paris was deposited in an abandoned suburban quarry ..."

4. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Samoa: tae, excrement. Tonga: tae, excrement; tee, dung of animals. ... Viti: nda, excrement of man; nde, of beast. Motu: tage, excrement. Hula: kage, id. ..."

5. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"... Rastadt— Calculation of the amount of corn produced by the excrement collected ; Importance to the neighbourhood-Its effect not impaired by deodorising; ..."

6. The Cleaning and Sewerage of Cities by Reinhard Baumeister, J. M. Goodell (1895)
"The approximate composition of all excrement per capita daily, ... 42.37 39.54 1.34 1.49 185.2 Hence about 970 lbs. of excrement must be assumed per capita ..."

7. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"Poudrette, nature of ; email amount of the food of plants in it—Human excrement its value—Construction of the privies in the barracks at Rastadt—Calculation ..."

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