alimentary system


alimentary system
alimentary system n the organ system devoted to the ingestion, digestion, and assimilation of food and the discharge of residual wastes and consisting of the alimentary canal and those glands or parts of complex glands that secrete digestive enzymes

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systema digestorium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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