Alimentary (adjective)

  1. Relating to or providing nourishment for the body, especially food.
  2. Relating to or affecting the digestive system, the process of breaking down food in the body.

Origin:

Derived from the latin word 'alimentarius', meaning 'relating to nourishment'.

Examples:

  1. The alimentary canal is a muscular tube that runs from the mouth to the anus, where food is broken down and absorbed.
  2. Eating a balanced alimentary diet is crucial for maintaining good health.
  3. The alimentary function of the small intestine is to absorb nutrients from digested food into the bloodstream.
  4. An alimentary tract infection can cause digestive problems such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea.
  5. Alimentary hypertension is a condition that affects the digestive system and can lead to high blood pressure.
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