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1. Concerning food, nourishment, and the organs of digestion.
2. Providing food or nourishment.
The Alimentary Canal
The digestion and absorption of food take place in a muscular tube that runs for over thirty feet (about nine meters) from the mouth to the anus. This is the digestive tract, sometimes referred to as the alimentary canal because we take our aliment (food) through it. It takes about fifteen hours for food to complete the trip through the alimentary canal.
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Connected with food, nutrition: The surgeon removed an obstruction in Sam's alimentary canal so it could properly provide nourishment for his body again.
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Connected with rudiments, fundamentals: Zack has just started going to elementary school.
When Victor was in elementary school, he said that he learned more than he ever wanted to know about the workings of the alimentary canals in earth worms.
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apparatus digestorius, digestive apparatus, systema digestorium, digestive organs, digestive system, alimentary system
The mouth, pharynx, and alimentary tract and their associated glands and organs; which are concerned with digestion, absorption, and excretion of food products: Suffering from constant digestive problems, Sid finally had a thorough series of medical tests on his apparatus digestorius.
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1. Of or relating to nourishment or nutrition.
2. Furnishing sustenance or maintenance.
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1. The gut or digestive system in an insect.
2. A tube adapted for digestion, through which food passes.
It is a complex organ, consisting of the mouth cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestines.