digestive tract

  1. 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

  • It is especially in the digestive tract of those who do not eat as much as they should that gas accumulates.

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