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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]
The tube through which food passes; in humans, includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and intestine.
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alimentary canal, tract
the tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food is passed and digested
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