dejecta

[dih-jek-tuh]
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noun (used with a plural verb)

waste discharged from the body; excrement.

Nearby words

  1. deiters' cell,
  2. deity,
  3. deixis,
  4. deja vu,
  5. deject,
  6. dejected,
  7. dejectedly,
  8. dejection,
  9. dejerine's disease,
  10. deka-

Origin of dejecta

1885–90; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin dējectus; see deject

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British Dictionary definitions for dejecta

dejecta

pl n

waste products excreted through the anus; faeces

Word Origin for dejecta

C19: New Latin: things cast down; see deject

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