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Waste matter; dross.
rec′re·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
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1. (Physiology) physiol any substance, such as bile, that is secreted from a part of the body and later reabsorbed instead of being excreted
2. waste matter; refuse; dross
[C16: via Old French from Latin recrēmentum slag, filth, from re- + cernere to sift]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Recrementsuperfluous waste, 1599; refuse; dross of metallic substances, 1611. See also colluvies.
Examples: recrement of ancient traditions, 1882; of iron, 1678.
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