Definition of egesta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛstə/

plural noun

Waste matter discharged from the body, especially faeces and urine: his egesta were often tinged with blood
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  • It feeds, if we may judge from its egesta, upon slime or moistened clay.
  • Mild laxatives are most frequently requisite to preserve a right balance between the ingesta and the egesta.
  • A man who indulges his appetite without reserve, and without proper attention to exercise and the state of his egesta, will often experience depression.


Early 18th century: Latin, neuter plural of egestus, past participle of egerere 'expel'.

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