plural noun
in·​ges·​ta | \ in-ˈje-stə How to pronounce ingesta (audio) \

Definition of ingesta

: material taken into the body by way of the digestive tract

First Known Use of ingesta

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ingesta

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of ingestus

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“Ingesta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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noun plural
in·​ges·​ta | \ in-ˈjes-tə How to pronounce ingesta (audio) \

Medical Definition of ingesta

: material taken into the body by way of the digestive tract

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