digestive organs

bodily organs that digest food

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • digestive organs — the organs concerned with the ingestion, digestion, and assimilation of food (systema digestorium [TA]) …   Medical dictionary

  • Digestive — Di*gest ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster] Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] {Digestive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digestive apparatus — Digestive Di*gest ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster] Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digestive salt — Digestive Di*gest ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster] Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digestive system — digestive systems N COUNT: usu poss N Your digestive system is the set of organs in your body that digest the food you eat …   English dictionary

  • digestive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, or biliary tract. A prevalent disorder of the digestive… …   Universalium

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • digestive system — noun the system that makes food absorbable into the body • Syn: ↑gastrointestinal system, ↑systema alimentarium, ↑systema digestorium • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑body, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Digestive system — The organs that are responsible for getting food into and out of the body and for making use of food to keep the body healthy. These organs include the salivary glands, the mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine …   Medical dictionary

  • digestive system, invertebrate — ▪ anatomy Introduction       any of the systems used by invertebrates for the process of digestion. Included are vacuolar and channel network systems, as well as more specialized saccular and tubular systems. Comparison of unicellular and… …   Universalium

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