/dɪˈdʒɛs tɪv, daɪ-/
serving for or pertaining to
; having the function of
the digestive tract.
a substance promoting
(dɪˈdʒɛstɪv, daɪ-, daɪˈdʒɛstənt)
relating to, aiding, or subjecting to digestion:
a digestive enzyme
a less common word for
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di·ges·tive (dī-jěs'tĭv, dĭ-)
Of or relating to digestion.
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Although good for the plants, it is not so good for the human digestive system.
The reddish leaves curl into tubes that lure insects that fall into digestive enzymes in the bottom, feeding the plant.
Many mammals have enzymes in their digestive tract that detoxify plants that would otherwise be harmful.
Natural healthy bacteria in the digestive system appears to provide beneficial skin health as well.
These bacteria can be thought of as an additional digestive organ.
Their digestive enzymes ferment the beans and break down the proteins.
Our digestive systems have evolved significantly around the practice of eating cooked, easily digestible foods.
Faeces are food that has been processed by the human digestive system to extract as much useful energy as possible.
Obese adults are not going to lose weight unless they decide to have their stomachs separated from their digestive tracts.
Pandas get sick easily, mainly for digestive-tract reasons.
The vitelline veins ultimately drain the blood from the digestive tube, and are modified to form the portal vein.
The pharynx is that part of the digestive tube which is placed behind the nasal cavities, mouth, and larynx.
The other byproduct of the digestive process was a slurry which was grade-A fertilizer.
The digestive system influences hunger in several ways.
The saliva flowed in their mouths as their long-dormant stomachs gurgled with digestive juices.
When salmonella enter the digestive tract, they fare poorly: other bacteria have already established their positions.
The virus thus has no host cell in which to replicate and it is broken down by the mosquito's digestive system.
The human body naturally produces one to two ounces of alcohol per twenty four hours in the digestive process.
Persistent fatigue, digestive disorders and unexplained chronic pain are also common.
Physical symptoms range from headaches and backaches to digestive problems and high blood pressure.
Her alternative medicine provider has been treating this condition with digestive enzymes.
If you want inebriation without the moderating effect of the digestive system or absorption by food.
Any time you change up your diet, you risk upsetting your digestive system.
Mammals are born with sterile digestive tracts, which are quickly colonized by bacteria, generally from their mothers.
Bland meals for those with digestive problems and diabetic-appropriate meals for those sensitive to sugars are also available.
Insects crawl across the leaves and get trapped, then devoured by the sundew's digestive enzymes.
Esophageal atresia is a disorder of the digestive system in which the esophagus does not develop properly.
Unfortunately this rich diet had an adverse effect on the digestive systems of the explorers.
Tiny snails can travel through a bird's digestive tract and mysteriously emerge perfectly healthy, a new study says.
Snakes have also proved to be ideal subjects for my own research into digestive physiology.
The immature parasites drill through the wall of a snail's gut and settle in the digestive gland.
Your digestive tract churns, you can't keep your food down, and you feel exhausted.
It feeds by slobbering digestive enzymes into its environment and absorbing the liberated nutrients.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that impairs lung and digestive function.
The body's digestive enzymes recognize aspartame as a protein and break it down much as they would a natural compound.
The smooth muscle in our intestinal walls has but one mission in life: to propel dinner farther down the digestive pipe.
The insides of these humble critters may help researchers understand the human digestive system.
They may be tenants, but they double as part of the plant's digestive system.
For example, digestive enzymes trap starch molecules in their folds, placing them near chemicals that break them down into sugar.
My tissues, metabolism, digestive system and enzymes have co-evolved for millions of years with food being a certain way.
Less obvious and more common are food intolerances, which can be digestive issues that don't involve the immune system.
Another company marketed a cancer cure made from apricot seeds, coral calcium, digestive enzymes and other unusual materials.
Modifying the digestive tract in bariatric surgery for weight loss.
Colitis is a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the colon.