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Meaning of GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

Pronunciation:  `gastrowin'testunl trakt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
 
 Synonyms: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, GI tract
 
 See Also: breadbasket, canal, channel, digestive system, duct, enteron, epithelial duct, esophagus, gastrointestinal system, gorge, gullet, large intestine, oesophagus, pharynx, small intestine, stomach, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium, throat, tum, tummy

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a large, muscular tube that extends from the mouth to the anus, where the movement of muscles and release of hormones and enzymes digest food.
 

 

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