- Relating to or providing nourishment for the body, especially food.
- Relating to or affecting the digestive system, the process of breaking down food in the body.
Derived from the latin word 'alimentarius', meaning 'relating to nourishment'.
- The alimentary canal is a muscular tube that runs from the mouth to the anus, where food is broken down and absorbed.
- Eating a balanced alimentary diet is crucial for maintaining good health.
- The alimentary function of the small intestine is to absorb nutrients from digested food into the bloodstream.
- An alimentary tract infection can cause digestive problems such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea.
- Alimentary hypertension is a condition that affects the digestive system and can lead to high blood pressure.