from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to carry waste out of the body; excretory.
- n. An organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to the elimination of waste from the body.
- n. Any part of the body which carries or removes waste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any organ or part of the body (as the kidneys, skin, etc.,) which serves to carry off excrementitious or waste matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excretory; depuratory; serving to excrete, carry off, and discharge from the body waste products or effete matters.
- n. A part or an organ of the body which has an excretory or depuratory function; an organ or a part which eliminates effete or excrementitious matters or products of decomposition, as carbonic dioxid, urea, cholesterin, etc.
Middle English emunctorie, from Medieval Latin ēmunctōrius, from Latin ēmunctus, past participle of ēmungere, to blow one's nose : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + mungere, to blow one's nose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin emunctus, past participle of ex mungere ("to blow one's nose"). (Wiktionary)