Definition of Excretion

1. Noun. The bodily process of discharging waste matter.




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

Definition of Excretion

1. n. The act of excreting.

Definition of Excretion

1. Noun. The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting. ¹

2. Noun. Something being excreted in that manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excretion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Excretion

1. The act, process or function of excreting. Origin: L. Excretio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excretion

excrescency
excrescent
excrescential
excrescently
excrescents
excreta
excretable
excretal
excrete
excreted
excreter
excreters
excretes
excretin
excreting
excretion (current term)
excretions
excretive
excretories
excretorily
excretory duct
excretory ducts of lacrimal gland
excretory ductules of lacrimal gland
excretory organ
excretory product
excruciable
excruciate

Literary usage of Excretion

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"It must not be expected to produce any noteworthy effect on the excretion of urea, uric acid, urinary acid, phosphates, or sulphates. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"The Effect of Antipyrine on Urea excretion.—Umbach has recently investigated the effect of antipyrine on the excretion of urea and uric acid. ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"The excretion of carbonic acid amounted, during daytime, to 58 per cent., ... The excretion of urea, as has been known heretofore, is always greater during ..."

4. The Influence of Inanition on Metabolism by Francis Gano Benedict (1907)
"While the data in table 196 show that in general the excretion of nitrogen is less as the fast progresses, the determination of 21.58 grams of nitrogen in ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1869)
"The excretion of carbonic acid amounted, during daytime, to 58 per cent., during night ... On the day of rest, the excretion of urea, in both daily periods, ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Some think that it acts directly on the kidneys, causing an elective increase in uric- acid excretion; others look upon the renal excretion as secondary, ..."

7. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Time of excretion in Different Conditions.—This varies with the preparation, the dose, and also in different patients. It is possible that these differences ..."

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