What does the word excretory mean?

  • An Excretory vessel or duct, is one which transmits the fluid secreted by a gland either externally or into the reservoirs into which it has to be deposited. The existence of an excretory duct was regarded as a distinctive character of the glands properly so called.

  • Relating to excretion.

Usage examples for excretory

  1. Our knowledge as to how the exchange of food and excretory products between mother and child is carried on by the placenta has been gained chiefly through the microscope. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons

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