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Ingested matter, especially food taken into the body through the mouth.

[New Latin, from neuter pl. of Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere, to carry in; see ingest.]


pl n
(Medicine) nourishment taken into the body through the mouth


(ɪnˈdʒɛs tə)
substances ingested.
[1720–30; < New Latin, neuter pl. of Latin ingestus. See ingest]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingesta - solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body


pl (Biol, Med) → Ingesta pl (spec), → aufgenommene Nahrung


, ingesta
n. alimentación oral.
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5-mm BIPS could be visualized radiographically in the pigeons, even when ingesta was present in the GI tract and that only the V/D view radiographs are necessary to visualize the BIPS.
The intestinal tract was diffusely distended and contained little ingesta.
La ingesta de formicidos en los teiidos es escasa y casual, debida probablemente a las sustancias quimicas (alcaloides) que producen, las cuales parecen no ser tan agradables para este grupo de lagartijas que incluye a Kentropyx altamazonica,Cnemidophorus lemniscatus y Ameiva festiva (Pianka 1970, Vitt y Zani 1996).
Se llevo a cabo un analisis de independencia entre variables mediante las pruebas de Chi-cuadrado de Pearson completada con analisis de residuos tipificados corregidos para comprobar si existian diferencias significativas entre los habitos de fumar, beber alcohol y tomar otras drogas segun el sexo, encontrando asociaciones positivas en los casos de ingesta de alcohol y otras drogas a favor de los chicos (tabla 2).
Gusto, apetito e regulacion de la ingesta de alimentos; In: CHURCH, D.
Public Citizen [2007] notes that it has found that this is a common problem found in developing countries, along with company-paid inspectors (rather than government inspectors), deficient microbiological testing programs, and sanitation deficiencies, including serious ingesta, fecal and hair contamination found in meat.
The proportion of birds with ingesta increased in spring with 26 of 86 females and 17 of 58 males containing food in their UDT.
Only scant ingesta were noted throughout the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and the intestinal mucosa was hemorrhagic in rare instances.