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[in-jes-tuh] /ɪnˈdʒɛs tə/
plural noun
substances ingested.
Origin of ingesta
1720-30; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin ingestus. See ingest Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ingesta
  • If ingesta are observed during the fecal contamination check, the establishment should be notified of the finding.
  • There is no due date for comments requested on the relationship between ingesta and microbial pathogens on raw poultry.
  • ingesta may be present in the upper gastrointestinal tract as in other acute poisonings.
British Dictionary definitions for ingesta


plural noun
nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
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ingesta in Medicine

ingesta in·ges·ta (ĭn-jěs'tə)
Ingested matter, especially food taken into the body through the mouth.

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