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ingesta Line breaks: in|gesta
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʒɛstə/

Definition of ingesta in English:

plural noun

Medicine & Zoology
Substances taken into the body as nourishment; food and drink.
Example sentences
  • 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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