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Ingestion

Definition

noun

(1) The process of taking a material (e.g. foodstuff) into the mouth or body.

(2) The process or act of engulfing particles by cells (e.g. phagocytic cell).


Supplement

Ingestion is the mode of transmission in certain diseases, especially parasitic diseases.


Word origin: Latin ingestus ptp. of ingerere to throw or pour into.

Related form: ingest (verb)

Compare: egestion


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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... it is not harmful. Slime molds cause very little damage. The plasmodium ingests bacteria, fungal spores, and maybe other smaller protozoa. Their ingestion of food is one reason slime molds are not considered to be fungi. Fungi produce enzymes exogenously (outside of their bodies) that break down ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... the organism will reduce itself every time it reproduces and vanish after a few generations. This growth system necessitates subsystems of ingestion of materials from the outside world, processing of those materials, distribution, and absorption of those materials to the proper place, building ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
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Views: 12150

Refutation of Evolution theory

... the organism will reduce itself every time it reproduces and vanish after a few generations. This growth system necessitates subsystems of ingestion of materials from the outside world, processing of those materials, distribution, and absorption of those materials to the proper place, building ...

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by caveman
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
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Views: 12150

Can prions change the shape of gelatin into a prion? Why or

Prions are infectious proteins (misfolded proteins) found in animals. It caused by ingestion of contaminated meat. Basically, ground up bones/waste meat were used as protein supplement for livestock (dead cattle ingesting alive cattle), it allowed prions to move ...

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by hiyasminguyyoche
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:45 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can prions change the shape of gelatin into a prion? Why or
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Re: Mode of nutrition of spider and starfish

I guess it depends on what definitions one chooses. The term "saprophytic" is not used much anymore but generally refers to the ingestion of dead or decaying organic matter. By this definition, scavengers are saprophytes, which may be one of the reasons why the term is no longer commonly ...

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by wbla3335
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:36 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mode of nutrition of spider and starfish
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