egestion

noun
eges·​tion | \i-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\

Definition of egestion 

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

Other Words from egestion

egest \i-​ˈjest \ transitive verb
egestive \i-​ˈje-​stiv \ adjective

First Known Use of egestion

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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- e- entry 1 + gerere "to carry, bear") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at jest entry 1

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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

Other Words from egestion

egest \i-​ˈjest \ transitive verb
egestive \-​ˈjes-​tiv \ adjective

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