dejecta

plural noun
de·​jec·​ta | \ di-ˈjek-tə How to pronounce dejecta (audio) , dē- \

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First Known Use of dejecta

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dejecta

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of dejectus

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The first known use of dejecta was circa 1829

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“Dejecta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dejecta. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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dejecta

noun plural
de·​jec·​ta | \ di-ˈjek-tə How to pronounce dejecta (audio) \

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