recrements

recrement

[rek-ruh-muhnt]
noun
1.
Physiology. a secretion, as saliva, that is reabsorbed by the body.
2.
refuse separated from anything; dross.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French < Latin recrēmentum dross, refuse, equivalent to re- re- + crē-, variant stem of cernere to sift, discern + -mentum -ment

recremental, adjective
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recrement (ˈrɛkrɪmənt)
 
n
1.  physiol any substance, such as bile, that is secreted from a part of the body and later reabsorbed instead of being excreted
2.  waste matter; refuse; dross
 
[C16: via Old French from Latin recrēmentum slag, filth, from re- + cernere to sift]
 
recre'mental
 
adj

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