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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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Sand and diatoms in contents of alimentary canals typically indicate benthic-feeding behaviors (Wilde et al., 2001; Cowley et al., 2006).
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%).
It is important to note that many helminth parasites in the alimentary canal of fish are pathogenic.
The acceleration in growth rate at 13 days follows an abrupt (within 3 days) change in diet, and in jaw and alimentary canal structure.
borellii nymph alimentary canals examined 28% [+ or -] 0.46% contained only plant material, 4% [+ or -] 0.20% contained only insect material, and 68% [+ or -] 0.48% contained plant material and insect material (Fig.