excretory

excretory
Relating to excretion.

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ex·cre·to·ry 'ek-skrə-.tōr-ē, -.tȯr- adj of, relating to, or functioning in excretion <\excretory ducts>

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  • excretory — [eks′krə tôr΄ē] adj. [VL excretorius] of or for excretion n. pl. excretories an excretory organ …   English World dictionary

  • Excretory — Ex*cre to*ry, a. [Cf. F. excr[ e]toire.] Having the quality of excreting, or throwing off excrementitious matter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excretory — 1680s, from EXCRETE (Cf. excrete) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • excretory — adjective Date: circa 1681 of, relating to, or functioning in excretion < excretory ducts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excretory — /ek skri tawr ee, tohr ee, ik skree teuh ree/, adj. pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of excreting: excretory organs. [1675 85; EXCRETE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • excretory — ex•cre•to•ry [[t]ˈɛk skrɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. phl pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of excreting: excretory organs[/ex] • Etymology: 1675 …   From formal English to slang

  • excretory — excrete ► VERB ▪ expel (a substance, especially a product of metabolism) as waste. DERIVATIVES excretion noun excretory adjective. ORIGIN Latin excernere sift out …   English terms dictionary

  • Excretory duct of seminal gland — Prostate with seminal vesicles and seminal ducts, viewed from in front and above …   Wikipedia

  • excretory duct of seminal gland — excretory duct of seminal vesicle ductus excretorius glandulae vesiculosae …   Medical dictionary

  • Excretory system — The excretory system is a passive biological system that removes excess, unnecessary or dangerous materials from an organism, so as to help maintain homeostasis within the organism and prevent damage to the body. It is responsible for the… …   Wikipedia

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