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Egested matter, especially excrement.

[Latin, neuter pl. of ēgestus, past participle of ēgerere, to carry out; see egest.]
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pl n
(Physiology) anything egested, as waste material from the body; excrement
[C18: from Latin, literally: (things) carried out; see egest]
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(iˈdʒɛs tə, ɪˈdʒɛs-)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
matter egested from the body.
[1780–90; < Latin, neuter pl. of ēgestus]
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Baskets were designed to allow egesta to fall to the shrimp while minimizing loss of urchin feed to shrimp.
Plant origin protein sources are not easily digested, due to the presence of anti-nutritional factor and an imbalanced amino acid profile that can lead to loss of nutrients in egesta or through metabolic excretion [18].
Each of these assessments was preposterous: first, Syracuse was no threat to Athens until the Athenians went to Sicily and stirred up the hornet's nest; second, the Sicilian city of Egesta, which wanted their aid against its perennial enemy Selinus, had deceived the Athenians into thinking it would pay for the expedition (6.46).
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who had been invoked to help defend fifth-century BC Egesta against
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