- the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.
Origin of egestion
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Examples from the Web for egestion
Egestion, ej-est′yun, n. the passing off of excreta from within the body.
Is not the same precaution more essential with the receptacles for digestion and egestion?Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
Word Origin and History for egestion
early 15c., from Latin egestionem (nominative egestio), noun of action from past participle stem of egere (see egest).
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