Definition of Digestive tube
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 Digestive tube
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 Digestive tube
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The Further Development of the digestive tube.—The upper part of the fore-gut becomes dilated to form the pharynx (Fig. 184), in relation to which the ..."
2. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"Position of unsegmented tul)e of notochord.—Origin of notochord from a median groove. It« function a« an accessory digestive tube.—Formation of notochordal ..."
3. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"Postoperative Diet for the digestive tube.—In operations about the mouth or throat, such as those for hare-lip, cleft- palate, and tonsillectomy, ..."
4. Therapeutic Gazette (1891)
"in the fermentations which take place in the interior of the digestive tube. Tanret was the first to show that the gastric juice, in acting on albuminoid ..."