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Egestion

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noun

The act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces.


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Egestion is the discharge or expulsion of undigested material (food) from a cell in case of unicellular organisms, and from the digestive tract via the anus in case of multicellular organisms.

It should not be confused with excretion, which is getting rid of waste formed from the chemical reaction of the body, such as in urine, sweat, etc.


Word origin: from Latin ēgerere, ēgest-, to carry out.
Related forms: egest (verb).

Compare: excretion.
See also: defecation.


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... sense. List the main functions of the digestive system with reference to the following stages : Mechanical and chemical digestion, Absorption and Egestion, stating the organs responsible for each stage and how each contributes to the process. (Refer to stomach, pancreas, Liver, Gall bladder, small ...

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Comparing digestive systems in invertebrates

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The Nature Of Life

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Excretion

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Excretion

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