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digestant

 [di-jes´tant]
1. aiding or stimulating digestion.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ges·tant

(di-jes'tănt, dī-),
1. Aiding digestion.
2. An agent that favors or assists the process of digestion. Synonym(s): digestive (2)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

di·ges·tant

(di-jes'tănt)
1. Aiding digestion.
2. An agent that favors or assists the process of digestion.
Synonym(s): digestive (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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