alimentary canal


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alimentary canal:

see digestive systemdigestive system,
in the animal kingdom, a group of organs functioning in digestion and assimilation of food and elimination of wastes. Virtually all animals have a digestive system. In the vertebrates (phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata) the digestive system is very complex.
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alimentary canal

[¦al·ə¦men·trē kə′nal]
(anatomy)
The tube through which food passes; in humans, includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and intestine.

alimentary canal

, tract
the tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food is passed and digested
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Percentage occurrence in contents of alimentary canals was more similar between small and medium fish (Renkonen Similarity Index = 82%) than medium and large fish (74%) and small and large fish (66%).
The constitution of the alimentary canal changes as well.
The epithelium of the mucosa serves as a barrier that separates the lumen of the alimentary canal from the rest of the organism:
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The alimentary canal remaining in the petri dish was covered with 70% ethyl alcohol to prevent desiccation.