egestion

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noun eges·tion \i-ˈjes(h)-chən\

Definition of egestion

  1. :  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, from Medieval French or Latin; Medieval French egestion, from Latin egestion-, egestio, from egerere to carry outside, discharge, from e- + gerere to carry


First Known Use: 1547


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egestion

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noun eges·tion \i-ˈjes(h)-chən\

Medical Definition of egestion

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

egest

\i-ˈjest\play transitive verb

egestive

\-ˈjes-tiv\play adjective

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