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Egested matter, especially excrement.
[Latin, neuter pl. of ēgestus, past participle of ēgerere, to carry out; see egest.]
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(Physiology) anything egested, as waste material from the body; excrement
[C18: from Latin, literally: (things) carried out; see egest]
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e•ges•ta(iˈdʒɛs tə, ɪˈdʒɛs-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
matter egested from the body.
[1780–90; < Latin, neuter pl. of ēgestus]
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