alimentary

[ al-uh-men-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF alimentary
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIMENTARY

Arsenic inflames the mucous membranes of the alimentary passages.

Oversaturated, the alimentary system refuses to work properly.

Thus the alimentary supply is conditioned solely by the heat required.

Of course these ceremonies are not followed by an alimentary communion.

The alimentary tract is not continued into the hindermost of them.

Appended to the alimentary tract are three glands or sets of glands.

An alimentary substance formed of the roasted seeds of the Theobroma Cacao, a tree belonging to the natural order Byttneriace.

An alimentary and medicinal substance prepared from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a Brazilian tree.

All that increases our alimentary resources is a discovery of the first merit.

Sugar is not needed with grains to increase their alimentary value.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Medieval Latin alimentarius "pertaining to food," from Latin alimentum "nourishment," from alere "to nourish, rear, support, maintain," from PIE root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old).

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