Definition of egestion in English:

egestion

noun

formal
  • See egest

    • ‘While diets may be identical - fish, essentially - the timing of ingestion affects the state of digestion that, in turn, dictates the incidence of egestion.’
    • ‘Post-ingestive processes include further particle sorting, digestion, absorption and egestion of true faeces.’
    • ‘To study the mechanism of oral pellet egestion in great-horned owls, bipolar electrodes and strain-gauge transducers were chronically implanted in the esophagus, muscular stomach, and duodenum of six owls.’
    • ‘Mucus losses are also a factor in metabolic faecal loss, i.e., the loss of endogenous matter (including cell debris and protein secretions) that accompanies post-ingestive selection and the egestion of true faeces.’