- 1(In living organisms and cells) the process of eliminating or expelling waste matter.More example sentences
- The bound Hg is then removed from the organism by natural excretion.
- In the eukaryotic cell there are a number of places where specialized tasks, such as digestion of nutrients and excretion of wastes, take place.
- There is little evidence of virus excretion in urine or faeces.
- 1.1A product of excretion: bodily excretionsMore example sentences
- Infected dogs also shed the virus through bodily secretions and excretions.
- They're in a big apartment building which looks like an English housing estate from the outside but is clean, the lifts work, and there are no bodily excretions in sight or smell.
- Overnight, the margin for error was reduced to almost zero, since nobody wants to overtake his own bodily excretions as he reaches terminal velocity.
early 17th century: from French excrétion or Latin excretio(n-), from excernere 'sift out' (see excrete).
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