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Digestive

Meanings and phrases

digestive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion

digestive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any substance that promotes digestion

digestive fluid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. secretions that aid digestion; digestive juice

digestive gland

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract

digestive juice

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. secretions that aid digestion; digestive fluid

digestive system

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the system that makes food absorbable into the body; gastrointestinal system; systema alimentarium; systema digestorium
E.g.
  • It is commonly found in the human digestive system.
  • Bicarbonate also serves much in the digestive system.
  • The digestive system of beetles is primarily adapted for a herbivorous diet.

digestive tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tube; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract
E.g.
  • "L. donovani" undergo further development only in the digestive tract of the female sandfly.
  • As a result of plastic ingestion, the digestive tract can be blocked resulting in starvation.
  • Dioxins are absorbed well from the digestive tract, if they are dissolved in fats or oils (e.g.

digestive tube

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tract; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract

digestive enzymes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At any rate, acids in the stomach and digestive enzymes in the digestive tract break down and kill spermatozoa.
  • An investigation of three digestive enzymes in the stomachs of A. articulatus give more information about its feeding.
  • It then everts part of its stomach, thrusting a fold inside the bivalve and excreting digestive enzymes onto the tissues.
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