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.
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How to use alimentary canal in a sentence
The gut bugs capture food as it moves through our alimentary canal, taking in nutrients and secreting their own metabolites—basically, microbial poop.A Secret to Healthy Aging May Be the Bugs in Your Microbiome | Shelly Fan | August 10, 2021 | Singularity Hub
British Dictionary definitions for alimentary canal
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
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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