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]

{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 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digestive biscuit — Digestive biscuits A digestive biscuit, sometimes referred to as a sweet meal biscuit, is a semi sweet biscuit originated in the United Kingdom and popular worldwide. The term digestive is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Black salt — (Hindi काला नमक kala namak or sanchal ) is an unrefined mineral salt that is actually pinkish gray and has a strong sulfuric flavor. Black salt is mined in India and is used extensively in Indian cuisine as a condiment or added to chaats,… …   Wikipedia

  • sylvite — also sylvine noun Etymology: alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name of Jacques Dubois died 1555 French physician Date: 1868 a mineral that is a natural… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sylvite — /sil vuyt/, n. a common mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, colorless to milky white or red, occurring in crystals, usually cubes, and masses with cubic cleavage, bitter in taste: the most important source of potassium. Also, sylvin, sylvine /sil… …   Universalium

  • sylvite — syl•vite [[t]ˈsɪl vaɪt[/t]] n. mir a transparent mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, mined for its potassium content • Etymology: 1965–70; < NL (sal digestīvus) Sylvi(ī) digestive salt of Sylvius (L name of François de la Boë (1614–72), French… …   From formal English to slang

  • sylvite — /ˈsɪlvaɪt/ (say silvuyt) noun a common mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, colourless to milky white or red, bitter in taste, occurring in crystals, usually cubes, and masses with cubic cleavage; the most important source of potassium. Also, sylvin …   Australian English dictionary

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