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egestion

[ih-jes-chuh n] /ɪˈdʒɛs tʃən/
noun
1.
the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; Middle English < Latin ēgestiōn- (stem of ēgestiō), equivalent to ēgest- (see egest) + -iōn- -ion
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  • Chemicals enter the organism through respiration and diet and leave the organism through respiration and fecal egestion.
Word Origin and History for egestion
n.

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

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