digestive tube :
- n tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
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- Colon Cancer: Early screening key in the prevention
The colon and the rectum form the final portions of the digestive tube which extends from the mouth to the anus. Colorectal cancer, or cancers of the colon and rectum, start when the normal process of replacing a cell’s lining tube goes wrong. Body cells undergo continuous division during cell growth and mistakes frequently occur during this process.
March 25, 2014 - The Times and Democrat