ingesta

plural noun

in·​ges·​ta in-ˈje-stə How to pronounce ingesta (audio)
: material taken into the body by way of the digestive tract

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of ingestus

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ingesta was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Ingesta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingesta. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

ingesta

noun plural

in·​ges·​ta in-ˈjes-tə How to pronounce ingesta (audio)
: material taken into the body by way of the digestive tract
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