dejecta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dejecta (things which have been cast away), neuter plural of dejectus, past participle of dejicio (I cast away).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dejecta pl (plural only)

  1. (medicine, zoology) any liquid or solid waste matter that is emanated, shed or discharged from the body.[1][2] Dejecta include urine, faeces, sputum, pus, mucus, skin sloughing, lochia; their discharge can be nasal, aural, by expectoration, urethral, vaginal and so on.[3][4]
  2. excrements
    the dejecta of the sick

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dejecta in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordh and Headrick (2011) A Dictionary of Entomology p.421
  2. ^ dejecta at thefreedictionary
  3. ^ Dhaar (2008) Foundations of Community Medicine, 2/e p.362
  4. ^ Mavis Kirkham (2007) Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health p.35

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dējecta

  1. nominative feminine singular of dējectus
  2. nominative neuter plural of dējectus
  3. accusative neuter plural of dējectus
  4. vocative feminine singular of dējectus
  5. vocative neuter plural of dējectus

Adjective[edit]

dējectā

  1. ablative feminine singular of dējectus