alimentary tract

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Noun1.alimentary tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anusalimentary tract - 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
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The anatomy and histology of the alimentary tract of the carnivorous sh the pike Esox lucius L.
In 1937, Ladd defined "alimentary tract duplications" as congenital malformations that involve the mesenteric side of alimentary tract and share a common blood supply with the native bowel.
The alimentary tract mucosa which has the onus of physiological adaptation to incoming food, digestion, absorption, and onward transmission is expected to react and get adjusted to the changed physiological state.
The occurrence of alimentary tract duplication cysts was first document in 1733 by Calder.
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Strickland, "We chose to limit our scope to the alimentary tract because the majority of serious harm from magnets arises from perforations and fistulae of the stomach, small bowel, and colon.
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Congenital alimentary tract malformations are rare developmental errors that can be present at almost any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Duplications of the alimentary tract are congenital structures that may arise anywhere from the mouth to the anus.
Duplications of the alimentary tract include a variety of cysts, diverticula, and tubular malformations, all believed to have embryological origin.