alimentary canal


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alimentary canal

n.
The digestive tract.

alimentary canal

or

alimentary tract

n
(Anatomy) the tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food is passed and digested

alimen′tary canal′


n.
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.
[1755–65]

al·i·men·ta·ry canal

(ăl′ə-mĕn′tə-rē)

alimentary canal

(or gastrointestinal tract) The digestive tract: a tube with its ends at the mouth and the anus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alimentary canal - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anusalimentary canal - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
enteron - the alimentary canal (especially of an embryo or a coelenterate)
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus, gorge - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
Translations
emésztõcsatorna
tráviaca rúra

alimentary canal

ntubo digerente
References in classic literature ?
Numerous cases could be given amongst the lower animals of the same organ performing at the same time wholly distinct functions; thus the alimentary canal respires, digests, and excretes in the larva of the dragon-fly and in the fish Cobites.
The combo includes the Butt Out 2 tool for easy removal of the alimentary canal and the Gut Hook to quickly open the body cavity without fear of puncturing internal organs.
Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty.
The lining of the alimentary canal secretes, at specific sites, digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, mucin, and antibodies.
It is the first stop along the alimentary canal, a prelude to the baser, gastric depths.
A specially constructed set will see visitors walk through a gigantic mouth to enter the event in Digbeth's Fazeley Street before making their way along an alimentary canal taking them, appropriately, to the Grand Union Canal.
The judge also observed: " The important aspect of this trial is the manner in which both rods and hands were used for damaging the alimentary canal and pulling it out from the body ( of the girl).
The digestive tract and the alimentary canal didn't sound like the most enticing subject matter, but Roach finds a way to navigate her topic in a manner akin to the Fantastic Voyage.
GULP: ADVENTURES ON THE ALIMENTARY CANAL belongs in any collection strong in health and culinary collections, and considers such basic questions as why we choose to enjoy the foods we do, and how different cultures exist on and pursue different kinds of foods.
Gulp explores the alimentary canal, moving like a bolus of food from mouth to stomach to lower gastrointestinal tract.