digestive tract


n.

alimentary canal

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Scientific definitions for digestive tract

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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