excrete excrete  /ɪk ˈskrit/

Definition(s):

  • (v) eliminate from the body

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Usage(s):

  1. New studies show that young children need to take the epilepsy drug Neurontin in higher doses than adults because they excrete it faster.
  2. In extremity, a surgeon might cut the nerves which cause the adrenal glands to excrete their exciting adrenalin.
  3. A brief shock causes the stinging muscles to contract and excrete venom.

News

  • Calcium Carbonate From Earthworm Poop Provides A Good Measurement Of Past Climate

    Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent discovery about earthworm excrement could help scientists improve our models of future climate change . Most earthworms excrete balls of calcium carbonate crystals, a chalk-like material. What makes these crystals interesting is that they retain a memory of the temperature at which they were created. Scientists at the Universities of ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: redOrbit

Quotes

  1. "The whole premise of recycled water saving Queensland works on the belief that you will excrete more than you drink," Senator Joyce said. "I don't think this is physically possible unless you have got a condition that requires immediate...
    on May 10, 2007 By: Barnaby Joyce Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. On page 200 of her book, McCarthy writes, "This is the stuff that really made Evan excrete yeast and start talking more."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Jenny McCarthy Source: PR Leap (press release)

  3. "The bottom line of what their studies are showing," Kirby says, "is that autistic kids retain heavy metals at a much greater rate than normal kids; that they seem unable, in fact, to actually excrete it."
    on Jun 26, 2005 By: David Kirby Source: Scoop.co.nz

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