Definition of Digestive. Meaning of Digestive. Synonyms of Digestive

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Definition of Digestive

Digestive
Digestive Di*gest"ive, a. [F. digestif, L. digestivus.] Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments. Digestive cheese and fruit there sure will be. --B. Jonson. Digestive apparatus, the organs of food digestion, esp. the alimentary canal and glands connected with it. Digestive salt, the chloride of potassium.
Digestive
Digestive Di*gest"ive, n. 1. That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine. --Chaucer. That digestive [a cigar] had become to me as necessary as the meal itself. --Blackw. Mag. 2. (Med.) (a) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration. --Dunglison. (b) A tonic. [R.]

Meaning of Digestive from wikipedia

- Digestive may refer to: Digestion, biological process of metabolism Digestif, small beverage at the end of a meal Digestive biscuit, a British semi-sweet...
- A digestive biscuit, sometimes described as a sweet-meal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit that originated in Scotland. The digestive was first developed...
- Digestive enzymes are a group of enzymes that break down polymeric macromolecules into their smaller building blocks, in order to facilitate their absorption...
- The human digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver...
- GIT, digestive tract, digestion tract, alimentary canal) is the tract from the mouth to the **** which includes all the organs of the digestive system...
- pieces of food into smaller pieces which can subsequently be accessed by digestive enzymes. Mechanical digestion takes place in mouth through mastication...
- Gastric acid, gastric juice, or stomach acid, is a digestive fluid formed within the stomach lining. With a pH between 1 and 3, gastric acid plays a key...
- Digestive Diseases and Sciences, formerly known as the American Journal of Digestive Diseases, is a monthly peer-reviewed journal focusing on gastroenterology...
- The pancreas is an organ of the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates. In humans, it is located in the abdomen behind the stomach and functions...
- Digestive system neoplasms are tumors which affect the digestive system. Types include: esophageal cancer gastric cancer small intestinal cancer colorectal...