plural nounMedicine & Zoology
Substances taken into the body as nourishment; food and drink.
- Rapid rate of ingesta passage is well documented.
- Unstretched components were measured before removal of ingesta to reduce variation in measurements associated with elasticity of those organs.
- In this case there was no ingesta found, therefore no further tests could be carried out for toxicology.
Early 18th century: from Latin, 'things brought in', neuter plural of ingestus, past participle of ingerere.
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