[ dih-jek-tuh ]
/ dɪˈdʒɛk tə /
noun (used with a plural verb)
waste discharged from the body; excrement.
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Origin of dejecta
1885–90; <New Latin, neuter plural of Latin dējectus;see deject
Words nearby dejecta
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Example sentences from the Web for dejecta
Moro found that the dejecta of children contain large numbers of Bac.The Bacillus of Long Life|Loudon Douglas
Therefore, the dejecta, and any articles that may be soiled with the same become a positive menace.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
Dejecta should be covered with fresh chlorinated lime, one part to two of water.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for dejecta
/ (dɪˈdʒɛktə) /
waste products excreted through the anus; faeces
Word Origin for dejecta
C19: New Latin: things cast down; see deject
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