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egest

[ē′jest]
(physiology)
To discharge indigestible matter from the digestive tract.
To rid the body of waste.
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The accumulation and eventual egestion of matter as a byproduct of nuclear fusion appears to occur in epochs or even periodically from mature, but possibly not old, stars.
The egestion values varied in all treatments and differences among diets and temperatures were therefore observed (K-W test, H = 43.
5% egestion and excretion, 34% growth and 20% respiration, though mucus production was 3-fold higher.
Flow cytometry: a new method for characterization of differential ingestion, digestion and egestion by suspension feeders.
We know that if ingestion rate = egestion rate, then assimilation efficiency will decrease as ingestion rate increases (Calow 1975, Calow 1977, Valiela 1995).