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egesta

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒɛstə
 
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Definition of egesta in English:

plural noun

rare
Waste matter discharged from the body, especially faeces and urine: his egesta were often tinged with blood
More example sentences
  • The weight of a working full-grown horse does not vary from day to day, as the weight of its egesta is equal to that of its food.
  • After a week you will need to collect the stick insect, its eggs, its egesta and the uneaten leaves.
  • A man who indulges his appetite without reserve, and without proper attention to exercise and the state of his egesta, will often experience depression.

Origin

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

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