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abdomen in vertebrates, the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis, where most of the digestive organs are located. [1/2 definitions]
alimentary canal the body passage into which food is ingested and in which it is digested; passage from the mouth to the anus; digestive tract.
archenteron the primitive digestive cavity at the center of an embryo that is in the gastrula stage.
bowel (usu. pl.) the part of the digestive organs below the stomach; intestine. [1/2 definitions]
catharsis purging, esp. of the digestive system. [1/3 definitions]
craw the digestive organ of a lower animal. [1/2 definitions]
crop a pouch in the esophagus of a bird, in which food is stored and prepared for digestion, or a similar digestive organ in lower animals such as insects and earthworms. [1/12 definitions]
endoderm the inner layer of cells of an embryo, which develops into the linings of the digestive tract, certain glands, and other internal organs.
flatulent tending to generate gas in the digestive tract. [2/3 definitions]
food poisoning a severe digestive disorder caused by eating poisonous or contaminated food, and accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, and prostration.
gastric juice a colorless liquid, containing hydrochloric acid and enzymes, that is secreted by glands in the lining of the stomach; digestive fluid.
gastrovascular simultaneously serving both a digestive and a circulatory function.
gizzard an enlarged, muscular portion of the digestive tract of birds in which partially digested food is finely ground with the aid of abrasive particles. [1/2 definitions]
hyperacidity an excessive amount of acid, as in the digestive fluids of the stomach.
intestine (usu. pl.) the lower part of the digestive system, specifically a long tube, divided into the small and large intestines, that extends in coils from the stomach to the anus. [1/2 definitions]
lavage a cleaning or washing out, as of the sinuses or digestive organs, by repeated water injections.
monotreme any of the lowest order of mammals, such as the platypus and spiny anteater, that lay eggs and have a common opening for the digestive, urinary, and genital tracts.
mucous membrane a lubricating membrane that lines various surfaces or organs, as of the respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary tracts.
pancreas a gland located near the stomach that secretes a digestive juice into the intestine and insulin into the blood.
parenteral taken or put into the body in a way other than by the digestive tract. [2 definitions]
peristalsis a process of muscular contractions and relaxations along a tubular muscular system, such as that which forces food through the digestive system.