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alimentary canal

Anatomy, Zoology. a tubular passage functioning in the digestion and absorption of food and the elimination of food residue, beginning at the mouth and terminating at the anus.
Origin of alimentary canal
1755-65 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for alimentary canal

alimentary canal

the tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food is passed and digested
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alimentary canal in Medicine

alimentary canal n.
The mucous membrane-lined tube of the digestive system that extends from the mouth to the anus and through which food passes, digestion takes place, and wastes are eliminated; it includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Also called alimentary tract, digestive tract.

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alimentary canal in Science
alimentary canal
The tube or passage of the digestive system through which food passes, nutrients are absorbed, and waste is eliminated. See also digestive tract.
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