GI tract

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
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  • Tract — Tract, n. [Abbrev.fr. tractate.] A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion. [1913 Webster] The church clergy at that time writ the best collection of tracts against popery… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tract — Tract, v. t. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact. [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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