egestion

noun eges·tion \ i-ˈjes-chən , -ˈjesh- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of egestion

: the act or process of discharging undigested or waste material from a cell or organism; specifically : defecation

egest

play \i-ˈjest\ transitive verb

egestive

play \i-ˈje-stiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of egestion

Middle English egestioun, borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French egestion, borrowed from Latin ēgestiōn-, ēgestiō, from ēges-, variant stem of ēgerere "to carry away, remove, discharge" (from ē- 1e- + gerere "to carry, bear") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at 1jest


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egestion

noun eges·tion \ i-ˈjes(h)-chən \

medical Definition of egestion

: the act or process of discharging undigested or waste material from a cell or organism; specifically : defecation

egest

play \i-ˈjest\ transitive verb

egestive

play \-ˈjes-tiv\ adjective

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