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emunctory


emunctory


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emunctory  \E*munc"to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Emunctories}.  [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.  ['e]monctoire,  formerly  spelled  also  ['e]monctoire.] 
  (Physiol.) 
  Any  organ  or  part  of  the  body  (as  the  kidneys,  skin,  etc.,) 
  which  serves  to  carry  off  excrementitious  or  waste  matter.