Alimentary system

alimentary system

alimentary system n.
See digestive system.
Historical Examples

The alimentary system, blood-vessel system, and reproductive system have been evolved gradually in the same way.
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Oversaturated, the alimentary system refuses to work properly.
The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner

It is in them an additional storage chamber in the alimentary system.
The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe

The Alimentive’s disposition, nature, character and personality are built by and around his alimentary system.
How to Analyze People on Sight Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

A most important organ connected with the alimentary system still remains to be dealt with, viz.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

The animal substance within the zocium is the polypide, and consists of the mouth, tentacles, and alimentary system.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

It reaches the outside through a pore at the anterior end of the body, and has no connection with the alimentary system.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

It is a complicated arrangement, not fully understood, having forty parts, and is connected with the alimentary system.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

I m going on with biology again this year—very interesting subject; we re studying the alimentary system at present.
Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster


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