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. 'emonctoire, formerly spelled also 'emonctoire.] Physiol.

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


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