Excrete definition

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To separate and discharge (waste matter) from the blood, tissues, or organs.
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To separate (waste matter) from the blood or tissue and eliminate from the body, as through the kidneys or sweat glands.
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(bot.) To eliminate (waste matter) from the cells.
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To separate and discharge waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs.
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(of an organism) To discharge from the system.
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Origin of excrete

  • Latin excernere excrēt- ex- ex- cernere to separate krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin excretum, past participle of excerno, from ex-, "out", and cerno, "to separate".

    From Wiktionary