egesta

[ ee-jes-tuh, ih-jes- ]
/ iˈdʒɛs tə, ɪˈdʒɛs- /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

matter egested from the body, as excrement or other waste.

Nearby words

  1. egas moniz,
  2. egbert,
  3. eger,
  4. egeria,
  5. egest,
  6. egestion,
  7. egg,
  8. egg albumin,
  9. egg and dart,
  10. egg and spoon race

Origin of egesta

1780–90; neuter plural of Latin ēgestus carried out. See egest

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British Dictionary definitions for egesta

egesta

/ (iːˈdʒɛstə) /

pl n

anything egested, as waste material from the body; excrement

Word Origin for egesta

C18: from Latin, literally: (things) carried out; see egest

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Medicine definitions for egesta

egesta

[ ē-jĕstə ]

pl.n.

Unabsorbed food residues that are discharged from the digestive tract.

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