gastrointestinal tract

noun

Definition of gastrointestinal tract

medical
: the part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines

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Medical Dictionary

gastrointestinal tract

noun

medical Definition of gastrointestinal tract

: the stomach and intestine as a functional unit

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