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ex·cre·tion

 (ĭk-skrē′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs.
2. The matter, such as urine or sweat, that is so excreted.

ex•cre•tion

(ɪkˈskri ʃən)

n.
1. the act of excreting.
2. a substance excreted, as urine or sweat, or certain plant products.
[1595–1605]

ex·cre·tion

(ĭk-skrē′shən)
The elimination by an organism of waste products, such as carbon dioxide and urea, resulting from metabolic processes. Higher animals have specific organs of excretion, such as the lungs and kidneys. In plants and many lower organisms, waste is eliminated by diffusion to the outside environment.

excrete verb

excretion

the natural process of eliminating bodily wastes in the feces and urine.
See also: Bodily Functions

excretion

1. The removal of the waste products of cell metabolism.
2. The removal of feces, urine, and other wastes from the body via the colon, kidneys, lungs, or skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excretion - the bodily process of discharging waste matterexcretion - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
2.excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the bodyexcretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
fecula - excreta (especially of insects)
wormcast - cylindrical mass of earth voided by a burrowing earthworm or lugworm
human waste - the body wastes of human beings
pee, piddle, piss, urine, weewee, water - liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
barf, vomit, vomitus, puke - the matter ejected in vomiting
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
guano - the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer

excretion

noun
The act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances:
Medicine: catharsis.
Translations
إخْراج، إبْراز غائِط
sekretionudskillelse
kiválasztódás
úrgangsefni
boşaltmaçıkarma

excretion

[eksˈkriːʃən] N (= act) → excreción f; (= substance) → excremento m

excretion

[ɪkˈskriːʃən] n [faeces, urine, sweat] → excrétion f; [drug] → excrétion f

excretion

n (= act)Ausscheidung f, → Exkretion f; (= substance)Exkret nt

excretion

[ɪksˈkriːʃn] n (frm) → escrezione f

excrete

(ikˈskriːt) verb
to discharge (waste matter) from the body.
exˈcretion (-ʃən) noun

ex·cre·tion

n. excreción, expulsión de lo secretado.
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Natural selection will produce nothing in one species for the exclusive good or injury of another; though it may well produce parts, organs, and excretions highly useful or even indispensable, or highly injurious to another species, but in all cases at the same time useful to the owner.
Total excretion of purine derivatives (PD) expressed in mmol/d was calculated by the sum of the excretions of allantoin and uric acid in the urine, and by the amount of allantoin excreted in the milk.
Because we hypothesized that physiological variation in protein excretions would affect U-Cd excretion (rather than the opposite), U-Cd was the dependent variable in the regression models.
Twenty-four hour iodine excretions varied between individuals both before and after consumption of 50 mg iodine/iodide, but excretion kinetics were similar in all participants (Figure 1).
a) The CV represents the variability in the observed 24-hour creatinine excretions, which in each of these patients should be relatively consistent (CV close to 0).
Based on 38 sodium-excretion studies, published between 1957 and 2003, sodium excretions in the urine of subjects were found to be unchanged throughout the study years.
Yet, how these endogenously present neurohormonal mediators perform their characteristic mechanistic action to influence renal salt and water excretions under a pathophysiological state mainly characterized by sustained activation of the renal sympathetic nerves such as essential hypertension is still unclear.
1998), who reported that the relationship between daily urinary N excretions and dietary protein content was closer than that of daily fecal N excretion and dietary protein content.
I recorded excretions when feeding the spiders and cleaning their vials after feeding or excretion.
A key feature of both studies was the periodic collection of 24-hour urine sodium and potassium excretions over several years.