Latin excrēmentumfromexcernereexcrē-to excreteexcrete
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinexcrēmentum, from excrēscere (“to grow out”).
From Latinexcrēmentum, from excernere (“to excrete”).
Excrement Sentence Examples
The larvae of the tortoise-beetles have the curious habit of forming an umbrella-like shield out of their own excrement, held in position by the upturned tail-process.
The maggots may pass no excrement from the intestine until they have eaten all their store of food.
In turn other animals took shape, the last being two golden spiders from whose excrement the earth gradually rose above the surrounding ocean.
A bucket, quickly smelling of excrement, occupied another corner.
These are discussed by Mr Howard in the paper referred to, but in brief they all amount to measures of general hygiene, and the isolation, prompt removal, or proper sterilization of the animal or human excrement in which these flies breed.