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Waste matter; dross.
rec′re·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
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]
Recrementsuperfluous waste, 1599; refuse; dross of metallic substances, 1611. See also colluvies.
Examples: recrement of ancient traditions, 1882; of iron, 1678.