waste matter discharged from the body, especially feces.

1525–35; < Latin excrēmentum, equivalent to excrē- (perfect stem of excernere to excrete) + -mentum -ment

excrementous [ek-skruh-men-tuhs] , adjective
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excrement (ˈɛkskrɪmənt)
waste matter discharged from the body, esp faeces; excreta
[C16: from Latin excrēmentum, from excernere to sift, excrete]

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1530s, "waste discharged from the body," from L. excrementum, from stem of excretus, pp. of excernere "to sift out, discharge," from ex- "out" + cernere "sift, separate" (see crisis). Originally any bodily secretion, especially from the bowels; exclusive sense of "feces" is since mid-18c.
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excrement ex·cre·ment (ěk'skrə-mənt)
Waste matter or any excretion cast out of the body, especially feces.

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Example sentences
She said her employer burned her with an iron and forced her to eat excrement.
By converting our excrement to hydrogen people get to eat first.
His body hidden inside, he methodically lifted bucket after bucket of excrement
  over his head, upending them on the street.
Bacteria from human excrement appears to be the culprit.
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