meaning of alimentary canal

alimentary canal meaning in General Dictionary

tubular passage through of mucous membrane and muscle tissue extending about 8.3 meters from lips to anus; functions in food digestion and elimination

Sentence Examples with the word alimentary canal

Commonly the nephridia are strictly paired a single pair to each segment, while the branches of the blood vascular system are similarly metameric. The alimentary canal is nearly always a straight tube running from the mouth, which is surrounded by the first segment of the body and overhung by the prostomium, to the anus,which is then either surrounded by the last segment of the body or opens dorsally a little way in front of this.

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