digestive tube

noun
tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel
Hyponyms: ↑enteron
Part Meronyms:

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