alimentary canal

noun

Definition of alimentary canal

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

1764

First Known Use of alimentary canal

1764


ALIMENTARY CANAL Defined for English Language Learners

alimentary canal

noun

Definition of alimentary canal for English Language Learners

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


ALIMENTARY CANAL Defined for Kids

alimentary canal

noun al·i·men·ta·ry canal \ˌa-lə-ˈmen-tə-rē-, -ˈmen-trē-\

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alimentary canal

noun

Medical Definition of alimentary canal

Variants of alimentary canal

or

alimentary tract


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