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Definition of the noun alimentary canal

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  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination

Alternative definition of the noun alimentary canal


  1. The organs of a human or an animal through which food passes. The digestive tract.

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Google previewAn Introduction to Tropical Food Science (1988)

by Hans Gerd Muller

The alimentary canal is a tube running from the mouth to the anus. It is about...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

The alimentary canal (often simply called the gut in much of the literature) evolved to accommodate such diverse foods in a variety of morphological and physiological ways. Thus, there is no "typical" insect alimentary canal just as there is no ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1823)

by John Wilkes

Affecting the alimentary canal. 2.. Spsanchnica, Affecting the collatitious Viscera. Class II. PNEUMATICA. Diseases of the Respiratory * Function. - si Order 1. P/ zonica.

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1816)

by George Gregory

The alimentary canal passes along each side of the animal, sending a cross canal over the bottom of each joint, which connects the two lateral canals together. Mr. Carlisle injected with a coloured size, by a single push with a small syringe, ...

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Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. (Ronald Reagan)
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