[ih-jes-chuh n]


the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.

Origin of egestion

1375–1425; Middle English < Latin ēgestiōn- (stem of ēgestiō), equivalent to ēgest- (see egest) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for egestion

early 15c., from Latin egestionem (nominative egestio), noun of action from past participle stem of egere (see egest).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper