Meaning of “digestive system” in the English Dictionary


"digestive system" in English

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digestive systemnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /daɪˈdʒes.tɪv ˌsɪs.təm/ us /daɪˈdʒes.tɪv ˌsɪs.təm/

Examples from literature

  • According to him, there is a disharmony of our food and our digestive system. 
  • Summary. —The main structure in the digestive system is the alimentary canal. 
  • The digestive system of the lion is such that it cannot receive nourishment save through meat. 
  • The reproductive and digestive systems, while somewhat improved, are not very markedly higher than those of annelids. 
  • Too freely used, and made too strong, tea and coffee may have a bad effect upon the nervous as well as the digestive system. 

(Definition of “digestive system” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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