alimentary tract
Tubular organ comprising the oesophagus, foregut, hepatopancreas, and hindgut [Holdich and Jones, 1983].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • alimentary canal — or alimentary tract n. the passage in the body through which food passes and in which it is digested, extending from the mouth through the esophagus, stomach, and intestines to the anus …   English World dictionary

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