gastrointestinal system


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gastrointestinal system:

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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gastrointestinal system

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′sis·təm]
(anatomy)
The portion of the digestive system including the stomach, intestine, and all accessory organs.
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