plural noun

eges·​ta i-ˈje-stə How to pronounce egesta (audio)
: egested material

Word History


borrowed from Latin ēgesta, from neuter plural of ēgestus, past participle of ēgerere "to carry away, remove, discharge" — more at egestion

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egesta was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Egesta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


noun plural
eges·​ta i-ˈjes-tə How to pronounce egesta (audio)
: something egested
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