Digestive apparatus
Digestive Di*gest"ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster]

Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

{Digestive apparatus}, the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it.

{Digestive salt}, the chloride of potassium. [1913 Webster]


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  • Digestive — Di*gest ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster] Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] {Digestive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digestive salt — Digestive Di*gest ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. [1913 Webster] Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apparatus — [krit′i kəsap΄ə rat′əs, ap΄ərāt′əs] n. pl. apparatus or apparatuses [L, a making ready, preparation < apparare < ad , to + parare, PREPARE] 1. the instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific use 2. any complex device or… …   English World dictionary

  • apparatus — /ap euh rat euhs, ray teuhs/, n., pl. apparatus, apparatuses. 1. a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use: Our town has excellent fire fighting apparatus …   Universalium

  • apparatus — ap•pa•rat•us [[t]ˌæp əˈræt əs, ˈreɪ təs[/t]] n. pl. tus, tus•es 1) a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, or materials having a particular function: firefighting apparatus[/ex] 2) any complex instrument or mechanism for a… …   From formal English to slang

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • digestive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, or biliary tract. A prevalent disorder of the digestive… …   Universalium

  • apparatus — 1. A collection of instruments adapted for a special purpose. 2. An instrument made up of several parts. 3. [TA] A group or system of glands, ducts, blood vessel s, muscles, or other anatomic structures involved in the performance of some… …   Medical dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — This article is about the organelle. For the Phish song, see Junta (album). Micrograph of Golgi apparatus, visible as a stack of semicircular black rings near the bottom. Numerous circular vesicles can be seen in proximity to the organelle …   Wikipedia

  • Golgi apparatus — n a cytoplasmic organelle that consists of a stack of smooth membranous saccules and associated vesicles and that is active in the modification and transport of proteins called also Golgi complex * * * a collection of vesicles and folded… …   Medical dictionary

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