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pl n
(Zoology) waste products excreted through the anus; faeces
[C19: New Latin: things cast down; see deject]


(ˈɛk skrə mənt)

waste matter discharged from the body, esp. feces.
[1525–35; < Latin excrēmentum=excrē-, variant s. of excernere + -mentum -ment]
ex`cre•men′tous (-ˈmɛn təs) adj.
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The observed lack of pinna-base glands in Cyathea (Hymenophyllopsis) dejecta may be consistent with either position.
ex White & Lucansky 1970127 [DUKE] Lellinger Cyathea borinqueno (Maxon) Domin Conant 4872 [LSC] Cyathea caracasana (Klotzsch) Conant 4884 [LSC Domin Cyathea choricarpa (Maxon) Domin White 200201 [DUKE Cyathea cocleona (Stolze) Lehnert Wilbur 11111 [DUKE] Cyathea costaricensis Domin McAlpin 1089 [DUKE] Cyathea decomposita (Karsten) White 1969238 [DUKE] Domin Cyathea dejecta (Baker) Christenh.