Definition of Alimentary tract
1. Noun. Tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination.
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Digestive System, Gastrointestinal System, Systema Alimentarium, Systema Digestorium
Terms within: Breadbasket, Stomach, Tum, Tummy, Esophagus, Gorge, Gullet, Oesophagus, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Pharynx, Throat
Specialized synonyms: Enteron
Medical Definition of Alimentary tract
1. The passage leading from the mouth to the anus through the pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, and intestine. Synonym: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, tubus digestorius. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Alimentary tract
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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"Some Observations on the Chemistry of the Contents of the alimentary tract vinder various conditions; and on the Influence of the Bacteria present in them. ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"FDW DISEASES OF THE STOMACH AND UPPER alimentary tract. By ANTHONY BASSLER, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Polyclinic Medical School. ..."
3. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"... X THE alimentary tract AND ITS APPENDAGES THK origin of the alimentary canal and of its various main divisions and appendages has been considered in ..."
4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"On Cancer of the Mouth, Tongue, and alimentary tract. By FB JESSETT, FRCS London: Churchill. 1886. THIS work brings together into one volume what hitherto ..."
5. The Elements of Military Hygiene: Especially Arranged for Officers and Men by Percy Moreau Ashburn (1920)
"Tuberculosis does so at times, possibly in a large proportion of cases; many "acute food poisonings" are properly alimentary tract infections; ..."
6. Essentials of Medicine: A Text-book of Medicine for Students Beginning a by Charles Phillips Emerson (1920)
"... alimentary tract DISEASES OF THE OESOPHAGUS THE OESOPHAGUS (Fig. 45) is a muscular canal about nine inches long, through which the food passes from the ..."
7. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"Diseases of the alimentary tract and the Liver.—Icterus.—Pregnancy is comparatively seldom complicated by jaundice, which is usually due to catarrhal ..."
8. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1915)
"... or with a " undiscovered or neglected empyema. or with sero-fibrinous pleurisy. TUBERCULOSIS OF THE alimentary tract. (•2) Tongue, Palate, and Tonsil. ..."