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Serving to carry waste out of the body; excretory.
n. pl. e·munc·to·ries
An organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body.
[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.]
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(Physiology) of or relating to a bodily organ or duct having an excretory function
n, pl -ries
(Physiology) an excretory organ or duct, such as a skin pore
[C16: from New Latin ēmunctōrium, from Latin ēmungere to wipe clean, from mungere to wipe]
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