from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The alimentary canal and digestive glands regarded as an integrated system responsible for the ingestion, digestion, and absorption of food.
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- n. A system of organs for the purpose of digesting food.
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- n. the system that makes food absorbable into the body
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Either that grass was more nutritious than it looked, or Cynthia’s digestive system was more efficient than I had imagined, but she actually started to recover.
Padahasta strengthens my digestive system and tones my legs.
He was in two large pieces on the floor and the warehouse was full of acrid smoke and the air was full of the hot stink of Harley’s blood and his digestive system and Duffy was screaming because the man she had been standing next to had just exploded.
Nobody knows, not even Pat Wright, because the digestive system of the species has never been studied.
Aisle Six stretched on ahead of him; shelves crammed full of brightly colored air-puffed victuals utterly devoid of nutritional value and inherently antithetical to the digestive system of the human body.
The portion of the book describing the functional manifestations of the digestive system is charged with most illuminating instances of associational mechanism typifying the induction of morbid reactions by suggestion.
Thanks to the relatively inefficient digestive system of the horse, the seeds of apples pass through the gut unharmed, so horses were very effective disseminators of a random variety of seedlings that grew up into flowering trees that, in turn, were naturally pollinated into yet greater permutations of genes and fruiting characteristics.