digestive system

digestive system
noun
the system that makes food absorbable into the body
Hypernyms: ↑system
Part Holonyms: ↑body, ↑organic structure, ↑physical structure
Part Meronyms:

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the system by which ingested food is acted upon by physical and chemical means to provide the body with absorbable nutrients and to excrete waste products; in mammals the system includes the alimentary canal extending from the mouth to the anus, and the hormones and enzymes assisting in digestion.
[1950-55]

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digestive system UK US noun [countable] [singular digestive system plural digestive systems] medical
the system of organs and processes in the body of humans and animals that deals with the digestion of food
Thesaurus: organs and system for processing foodhyponym

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diˈgestive system 7 [digestive system] noun
the series of organs inside the body that ↑digest food

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