Definition of excreta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈskriːtə//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskriːtə//
[uncountable] (formal)
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solid and liquid waste matter passed from the body human excreta Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin, ‘things sifted out’, neuter plural of excretus, past participle of excernere, from ex- ‘out’ + cernere ‘sift’.
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