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excretory

[ek-skri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ik-skree-tuh-ree] /ˈɛk skrɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ɪkˈskri tə ri/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of excreting:
excretory organs.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; excrete + -ory1
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Examples for excretory
  • The renal calyces and pelvis form the upper expanded end of the excretory duct of the kidney.
  • Its excretory ducts are from eight to twenty in number.
  • The excretory bladder extends from the posterior end to the pharynx.
Word Origin and History for excretory
adj.

1680s, from excrete + -ory.

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excretory in Medicine

excretory ex·cre·to·ry (ěk'skrĭ-tôr'ē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or used in excretion.

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