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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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