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Ashwin Arora from LANCER'S CONVENT SR SEC SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 26/9/12

 what is the difference between excretion and egestion

Komal Singh From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 26/9/12
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excretion is the removal of the nitrogeneous waste from the body through the excretory system.

whereas egestion is the process of removal of the undigested food from the body.

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Sneha Manaswita , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 27/9/12

@ Ashwin- Your friends are right. So, you can refer to their answers

@ arnold, komal, robin - Good work. Keep posting !!

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Arnold Anthony From Eaglesvale High School, added an answer, on 26/9/12
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Egestion is the discharge or expulsion of undigested material (food) from a cell in case of unicellular organisms, and from the digestive tract via the anus in case of multicellular organisms. 

It should not be confused with excretion, which is getting rid of waste formed from the chemical reaction of the body, such as in urine, sweat. 

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George Mathew From St. Ephrem Seminary Public School, added an answer, on 27/9/12
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  • excretion: -removal of waste products from the body due to its metabolic activities is called excretion
  • egestion:-elimination of undigested material through the rectum and the anus is called egestion
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Robin , added an answer, on 27/9/12
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EXCRETION

EGESTION

Removal of waste products in the body due to metabolic activities

Elimination of undigested material through rectum and anus

 

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Ashutosh Dubey From Army Public School, added an answer, on 27/9/12
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excretion is the removal of waste from the body and in liquid form whereas egestion is the removal of undigested material from the body in semi solid form

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