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alimentary

 [al″ĭ-men´tah-re]
pertaining to or caused by food or nutritive material.
alimentary canal (alimentary tract) the portion of the digestive system consisting of the organs making up the route taken by food as it passes through the body from mouth to anus; this includes the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. ( and Plate 9.) Called also digestive tract.
Organs of the alimentary canal. From Applegate, 2000.

al·i·men·ta·ry

(al-i-men'ter-ē),
Relating to food or nutrition.
[L. alimentarius, fr. alimentum, nourishment]

alimentary

/al·i·men·ta·ry/ (al″ĭ-men´tah-re) pertaining to food or nutritive material, or to the organs of digestion.

alimentary

(ăl′ə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
adj.
1. Concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion.
2. Providing nourishment.

alimentary

adjective Referring to food, nutrition or the organs of digestion; gastrointestinal is widely preferred.

alimentary

adjective Gastrointestinal, pertaining to food, nutrition, or the organs of digestion

al·i·men·ta·ry

(al'i-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to food or nutrition.
[L. alimentarius, fr. alimentum, nourishment]

alimentary

pertaining to or caused by food, or nutritive material.

alimentary canal
all the organs making up the route taken by food as it passes through the body from mouth to anus; it comprises the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Called also digestive tract. See also digestive system.
alimentary ketosis
alimentary system
see digestive system.
alimentary toxic aleukia
leukopenia due to ingested toxin, e.g. Fusarium spp. poisoning, stachybotrytoxicosis.