Eccritic Ec*crit"ic, n. [Gr. ? secretive, fr. ? to choose out.] (Med.) A remedy which promotes discharges, as an emetic, or a cathartic. [1913 Webster]

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  • eccritic — 1. Promoting the expulsion of waste matters. 2. An agent that promotes excretion …   Medical dictionary

  • eccritic — /ɛˈkrɪtɪk/ (say e kritik) adjective 1. having the property of expelling waste matter. –noun 2. something, as a medicine, that causes eccrisis …   Australian English dictionary

  • eccritic — eccritˈic noun A medicine having this effect • • • Main Entry: ↑eccrisis …   Useful english dictionary

  • eccrinology —   n. study of excretion and secretion.    ♦ eccritic, n. & a. purgative …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ec|crit|ic — «eh KRIHT ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. that promotes excretion. –n. an eccritic medicine or drug …   Useful english dictionary

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