Definition of “digestive tract” - English Dictionary

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“digestive tract” in British English

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digestive tractnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /daɪˈdʒes.tɪv ˌtrækt/ us /daɪˈdʒes.tɪv ˌtrækt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Again, this rest allowed the digestive tract to heal and the pain went away. 
  • In some cases though motions occur freely, food ingested is retained too long in the digestive tract. 
  • Myriads perish in the digestive tract of man and other animals. 
  • The most industrious digestive tract apparently can not digest that. 
  • Underweight individuals sometimes have to train their digestive tracts for some of the foods they need. 

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