[ 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.

Origin of egesta

1780–90; neuter plural of Latin ēgestus carried out. See egest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medical definitions for egesta

[ ē-jĕstə ]


Unabsorbed food residues that are discharged from the digestive tract.
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