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.

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  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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