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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How to use digestive tract in a sentence
And how about the idea that these bodies sewn together have one digestive tract?
It shuddered at the thought of Albert overloading his digestive tract any more than he had been doing the past week.Insidekick | Jesse Franklin Bone
This is said to be a stimulation; and material taken into the digestive tract, producing this, is called a stimulant.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Proper digestion requires the presence of a quantity of blood in the walls of the stomach and digestive tract.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
As a result, portions of them may escape digestion or remain in the digestive tract for some time and decompose.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It is especially in the digestive tract of those who do not eat as much as they should that gas accumulates.Health Through Will Power | James J. Walsh