alimentary

adjective al·i·men·ta·ry \ ˌa-lə-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē \

Definition of alimentary

1 : of or relating to nourishment or nutrition
2 : furnishing sustenance or maintenance

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First Known Use of alimentary

1608


Medical Dictionary

alimentary

adjective al·i·men·ta·ry \ ˌal-ə-ˈment-ə-rē, -ˈmen-trē \

medical Definition of alimentary

: of, concerned with, or relating to nourishment or to the function of nutrition : nutritive
  • alimentary processes of the body


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