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English noun: gastrointestinal tract

1. gastrointestinal tract (body) tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination


Synonymsalimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, GI tract


Broader (hypernym)canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct


Narrower (hyponym)enteron


Part holonymbreadbasket, esophagus, gorge, gullet, large intestine, oesophagus, pharynx, small intestine, stomach, throat, tum, tummy


Part meronymdigestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium









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