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Excretion is the process of eliminating waste products of metabolism and other non-useful materials. It is an essential process in all forms of life.

The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting.

Something being excreted in that manner.

Perspiration is another excretory process which removes salts and water, although the primary purpose is cooling.

Etymology

Many people misuse the term excretion as a euphemism for defecation, and use excrement for feces, but this is medically inexact.

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