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dejecta

[dih-jek-tuh]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. waste discharged from the body; excrement.
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Origin of dejecta

1885–90; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin dējectus; see deject
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Examples from the Web for dejecta

Historical Examples of dejecta

  • Dejecta should be covered with fresh chlorinated lime, one part to two of water.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley

  • Therefore, the dejecta, and any articles that may be soiled with the same become a positive menace.

  • Moro found that the dejecta of children contain large numbers of Bac.


British Dictionary definitions for dejecta

dejecta

pl n
  1. waste products excreted through the anus; faeces
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Word Origin for dejecta

C19: New Latin: things cast down; see deject
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