Meaning of “excreta” in the English Dictionary

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"excreta" in British English

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excretanoun [ U ]

uk /ɪkˈskriː.tə/ us /ɪkˈskriː.t̬ə/ formal

Examples from literature

  • All excreta which cannot be burned is buried so that it cannot be reached by flies. 
  • Excreta is the most deadly form of waste, and too much care cannot be exercised in disposing of it. 
  • In a case of suspected typhoid fever the examination of serum, blood and excreta would be necessary to determine whether the case were really typhoid or not. 
  • In both cases a physiological test of the excreta will give accurate information. 
  • The appearance of the excreta rather recently left by a bird on a leaf is well known. 

(Definition of “excreta” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)