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plural noun
  1. substances ingested.
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Origin of ingesta

1720–30; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin ingestus. See ingest
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pl n
  1. nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
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ingesta in Medicine


  1. Ingested matter, especially food taken into the body through the mouth.
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