excrement vs excretion what difference

what is difference between excrement and excretion

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛkskɹəmənt/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin excrēmentum, from excernō (I excrete).

Noun

excrement (countable and uncountable, plural excrements)

  1. (now specifically) Human and animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
  2. (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
    • , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.97:
      A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand []. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:feces
Related terms
  • excreta
  • excrete
  • excremental
  • excrementitious
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin excrēmentum, from excrēscō (I grow out).

Noun

excrement (plural excrements)

  1. (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin excrēmentum.

Noun

excrement m (plural excrements)

  1. (also in the plural) excrement

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “excrement” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “excrement” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “excrement” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “excrement” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Latin

Verb

excrement

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of excremō

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French excrément, Latin excrementum.

Noun

excrement n (plural excremente)

  1. excrement, feces

Declension

Synonyms

  • fecale
  • (popular) scârnă, scremet
  • (slang) rahat
  • (vulgar) căcat
  • (of animals) baligă


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French excrétion, or Late Latin excretio, excretionis, from Latin excerno.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːʃən

Noun

excretion (countable and uncountable, plural excretions)

  1. The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting.
  2. Something excreted in that manner, especially urine or feces.
    • 1881, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Journal of Social Science (page 32)
      [] the removal of all soiled liquids, and of such offaling, secretions and excretions as are easily or naturally reduced to a liquid or semiliquid state.

Related terms

  • excrete
  • secretion

Translations

Further reading

  • excretion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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