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Digestive system   /daɪdʒˈɛstɪv sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Digestive system

The system that makes food absorbable into the body.  Synonyms: gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium.

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"Digestive system" Quotes from Famous Books

... of life is dependent. All the rules of prudence or gifts of experience that life can accumulate, will never do as much for human comfort and welfare as would be done by a stricter attention, and a wiser science, directed to the digestive system. In this attention lies the key to any perfect restoration for the victim of intemperance. The sheet-anchor for the storm-beaten sufferer who is laboring to recover a haven of rest from the agonies of intemperance, and who has had the fortitude to abjure ...
— The Opium Habit • Horace B. Day

... law in hygiene that the digestive system must not be overburdened at any one time by too much food, that eating must not be done hastily, and, above all, great care must be taken to choose wholesome and digestible food. These principles are still more important to one who is hungry, who has abstained from food for ...
— The Haskalah Movement in Russia • Jacob S. Raisin

... egg. With not a single exception, on all the victims extracted from the heap of garden mould—and they are numerous—the egg is fixed behind the ventral surface, on the verge of the brown patch formed by the contents of the digestive system. ...
— More Hunting Wasps • J. Henri Fabre

Words linked to "Digestive system" :   physical structure, alimentary tract, pancreas, system, digestive fluid, salivary gland, digestive tract, GI tract, organic structure, digestive gland, gastrointestinal tract, alimentary canal, digestive juice, body, liver, digestive tube

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