Definition of excreta:
The poisonous virus had smitten them; they suffered in their general structure; they looked stupefied; they lost, at a given moment, their appetite and rumination; they had fever; their breathing had become short and frequent; they had diarrhoea; they gradually lost flesh, and the excreta passed through certain changes and transformations.- "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", Honoré Bourguignon.
- "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
- "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.