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Alimentary tract

Definition
noun
The digestive tract where food (bolus) passes through so that the nutriment is digested and absorbed into the blood whereas the indigestible or nonessential portion is eliminated as waste
Supplement
The physiological roles of the alimentary canal include:

Synonym(s):

  • alimentary canal
  • digestive tract
  • digestive tube
  • See also:

    • alimentary apparatus
    • gut

    Related term(s):

  • Alimentary tract smear


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