alimentary canal


alimentary canal

noun

: the long tube in the body through which food passes after it is eaten

Full Definition of ALIMENTARY CANAL

:  the tubular passage that extends from mouth to anus and functions in digestion and absorption of food and elimination of residual waste

First Known Use of ALIMENTARY CANAL

1764

alimentary canal

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALIMENTARY CANAL

: the tubular passage that extends from mouth to anus, functions in digestion and absorption of food and elimination of residual waste, and includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine

alimentary canal

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Pathway along which food travels when it is eaten and from which solid wastes are expelled. It includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anal canal. See also digestion.

Variants of ALIMENTARY CANAL

alimentary canal or digestive tract

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