The Alimentary Canal
The alimentary canal is the whole passage along which food passes through the body from the mouth to the anus.
The elements of the alimentary canal are:
1. Salivary glands (in the mouth)
7. Small intestine
8. Large intestine
The following story should enable you to recall all the parts of the alimentary canal in the right order:
Sherlock Holmes decided his landlady needed a break, so he sent her on a canal boat holiday. “You’re so kind,” she says. “Alimentary (alimentary canal), my dear!” Sherlock replies.