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excrement

[ek-skruh-muh nt] /ˈɛk skrə mənt/
noun
1.
waste matter discharged from the body, especially feces.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin excrēmentum, equivalent to excrē- (perfect stem of excernere to excrete) + -mentum -ment
Related forms
excrementous
[ek-skruh-men-tuh s] /ˌɛk skrəˈmɛn təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for excrementous

excrement

/ˈɛkskrɪmənt/
noun
1.
waste matter discharged from the body, esp faeces; excreta
Derived Forms
excremental (ˌɛkskrɪˈmɛntəl), excrementitious (ˌɛkskrɪmɛnˈtɪʃəs) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin excrēmentum, from excernere to sift, excrete
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Word Origin and History for excrementous

excrement

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.

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excrementous in Medicine

excrement ex·cre·ment (ěk'skrə-mənt)
n.
Waste matter or any excretion cast out of the body, especially feces.

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