Definition of alimentary canal in English:

alimentary canal

Syllabification: al·i·men·ta·ry ca·nal

noun

  • The whole passage along which food passes through the body from mouth to anus. It includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
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    • Crohn's disease is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorder of the alimentary canal with involvement anywhere from the mouth to the anus.
    • The digestive system is made up of the alimentary canal and the other abdominal organs that play a part in digestion, such as the liver and pancreas.
    • The latter group includes tissues lining the airways; the alimentary canal and its associated organs and glands; and the genito-urinary system.

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