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digestive tract

digestive tract in Medicine

digestive tract n.
See alimentary canal.

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digestive tract  
The series of organs in the digestive system through which food passes, nutrients are absorbed, and waste is eliminated. In higher vertebrates, it consists of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and anus.
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