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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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emunctory

    e-mungk′tor-i, n. an organ of the body that carries off waste: an excretory duct.—v.t. Emunge′, to clean. [L. emungĕre, emunctum, to blow the nose, to cleanse.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emunctory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emunctory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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