egesta

egesta

[ee-jes-tuh, ih-jes-]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
matter egested from the body, as excrement or other waste.

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

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egesta (iːˈdʒɛstə)
 
pl n
anything egested, as waste material from the body; excrement
 
[C18: from Latin, literally: (things) carried out; see egest]

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egesta e·ges·ta (ē-jěs'tə)
pl.n.
Unabsorbed food residues that are discharged from the digestive tract.

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