noun (used with a plural verb)

waste discharged from the body; excrement.

Origin of dejecta

1885–90; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin dējectus; see deject Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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