digestive system

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of digestive system

: the bodily system concerned with the ingestion, digestion, and absorption of food and the discharge of residual wastes and consisting of the digestive tract and accessory glands (such as the salivary glands and the pancreas) that secrete digestive enzymes

First Known Use of digestive system

1790


DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Defined for Kids

digestive system

noun

Definition of digestive system for Students

: the system of the body that takes in, breaks down, and absorbs food and discharges solid waste and consists of the digestive tract and related glands (as the salivary glands and pancreas)

Medical Dictionary

digestive system

noun

medical Definition of digestive system

: the bodily system concerned with the ingestion, digestion, and absorption of food and the discharge of residual wastes and consisting of the digestive tract and accessory glands (such as the salivary glands and the pancreas) that secrete digestive enzymes called also alimentary system

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