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digestive system


Medical Definition of digestive system

  1. :  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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