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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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Rejection rate for total organics (RRTOTORG; in milligrams per hour) = [Milligrams POM egested as pseudofeces per hour]
Rejection rate for SELORG (RRSELORG; in milligrams per hour) = [(Milligrams CHL egested as pseudofeces per hour x 12) / 0.
Net absorption rate from total ingested organics (NOAR; in milligrams per hour) = [NIRTOTORG Milligrams POM egested as true feces per hour]
Note that NIRTOTORG, NIRSELORG, NIRREMORG, and NOAR are net measures, subject to metabolically derived material egested and assayed within feces, whether following ingestion of mucus involved in filtration and/or preingestive selection, or as a result of secretion, exocytosis, and/or abrasion in the gut (cf.
Egested feces had distinct colorations that were related to the specific coloration of the diet to which they were exposed.
Dietary incorporation of soybean meal and exogenous enyme cocktail can affect physical characteristics of faecal material egested by rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
and Gymnodinium catenatum were egested with slow rates.
Relatively less digestible diatom species may be egested more rapidly.
Absorption was calculated for each treatment from the total food ingested minus the total feces egested.
The lowest mean percentage of egested energy was observed in abalone fed the SW diet, which was affected by temperature.