Definition of Alimentary canal

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

Definition of Alimentary canal

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

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Medical Definition of Alimentary canal

1. The digestive tract. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alimentary Canal

alimentary apparatus
alimentary canal (current term)
alimentary canals
alimentary diabetes
alimentary glycosuria
alimentary lipaemia
alimentary osteopathy
alimentary paste
alimentary system
alimentary tract
alimentary tract smear

Literary usage of Alimentary canal

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Apparatus for the Digestion of the Food consists of the alimentary canal _L and of certain accessory organs. The alimentary canal is a ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"There are ten spots along the alimentary canal from the gill-openings to the anus. Most of these are duplicated above and below, the upper one being the ..."

3. Transactions by American Gastroenterological Association, Darwin. Knochenmus (1905)
"THE mechanical factors in digestion perform three chief functions, the movement of the food through the alimentary canal, the mixture of the food with the ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"Next to the presence of food in the interior of the alimentary canal a deficient oxygénation of the blood supplied to the walls of the canal or the sudden ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane (1890)
"The early development of the primitive alimentary canal has already been briefly ... so that the alimentary canal for some time after its formation is ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1874)
"The following results relating to the anatomy of the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal were obtained in the laboratory of the Brown Institution. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"On the Anatomical Characters of Asiatic Cholera^ with Remarks on the Structure of the Mucous Coat of the alimentary canal. ..."

8. Hand-book of physiology by W. D. Halliburton, William Senhouse Kirkes (1899)
"TU K alimentary canal. is very untrustworthy, as it ¡s also given by many ... THE alimentary canal. THE alimentary canal consists of a long muscular tube ..."

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