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[ek-skri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ik-skree-tuh-ree] /ˈɛk skrɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ɪkˈskri tə ri/

pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of :
excretory organs.

1680s, from excrete + -ory.

excretory ex·cre·to·ry (ěk’skrĭ-tôr’ē)
Of, relating to, or used in excretion.


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