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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·i·men·ta·ry

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

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

adjective Referring to food, nutrition or the organs of digestion; gastrointestinal is widely preferred.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

alimentary

adjective Gastrointestinal, pertaining to food, nutrition, or the organs of digestion
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

al·i·men·ta·ry

(al'i-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to food or nutrition.
[L. alimentarius, fr. alimentum, nourishment]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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has a low softening point, is resistant to chemical and biological agents and has alimentary possibilities.
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