Definitions for emunctory

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  1. emunctory(Noun)

    Any part of the body which carries or removes waste.

  2. emunctory(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the elimination of waste from the body.

    A mixture of poor diet and poor hygiene caused him inflammation of the emunctory aperture.

  3. Origin: From emunctus, past participle of ex mungere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emunctory(noun)

    any organ or part of the body (as the kidneys, skin, etc.,) which serves to carry off excrementitious or waste matter

  2. Origin: [L. emunctorium a pair of snuffers, fr. emungere, emunctum, to blow the nose, hence, to wipe, cleanse; e out + mungere to blow the nose: cf. F. monctoire, formerly spelled also monctoire.]

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