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gastrointestinal tract


The study showed that a decrease in fat intake is associated with fewer polyps and other precancerous growths in their lower gastrointestinal tract.
  the digestive canal, consisting of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine
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Also called the alimentary canal.
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  • The study showed that a decrease in fat intake is associated with fewer polyps and other precancerous growths in their lower gastrointestinal tract.
  • He spent the rest of the night out in the cold, violently discharging the contents of his gastrointestinal tract.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The prothrombin time indicated that while Jackson was bleeding from somewhere in his gastrointestinal tract, he had no primary bleeding problem: his blood clotted normally.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Water from your gastrointestinal tract seeps through the membrane at a carefully controlled rate.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • She was given an endoscopy, an MRI, and a barium swallow to test her gastrointestinal tract.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I concentrated on the medication itself, told her everything I knew about its life in the gastrointestinal tract and the brain.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gastrointestinal tract [9] , gastric [7] , pancreas [6] , gallbladder [7]
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