alimentary canal

  1. 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

First recorded in 1755–65

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British Dictionary definitions for alimentary canal

alimentary canal

  1. the tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food is passed and digested

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Scientific definitions for alimentary canal

alimentary canal

[ ăl′ə-mĕntə-rē ]

  1. 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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