from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Waste material, especially fecal matter, that is expelled from the body after digestion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
- n. Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
- n. Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure.
- n. An excrescence or appendage; an outgrowth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any matter eliminated as useless from the living body; specifically, the feces.
- n. Anything growing naturally on the living body, as hair, nails, feathers, etc.; an outgrowth or natural excrescence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
Latin excrēmentum, from excernere, excrē-, to excrete; see excrete.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin excrēmentum, from excernere ("to excrete"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin excrēmentum, from excrēscere ("to grow out"). (Wiktionary)