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sci digestive vocab

digestive vocab

amino acid building block of protein
bile substance produced by liver that aids in digestion
calorie amount of heat energy needed to raise the temp of 1 kilogram to h2o degrees c
canine sharp pointed tooth used for tearing and shredding meat
enzyme chemical substance that helps control chemical reactions
epiglottis small flap of tissue that closes over windpipe
large intestine organ in digestive system in which water is absorbed and undigested into smaller pieces
mechanical digestion physical digestion of breaking down food into smaller pieces
nutrient usable portion of food
oil energy rich substance
pancreas organ that produces pancreactic juice and insulin
pepsin enzyme produced by stomach that digests protein
peristalis powerful wave of contraction; pushes food through digestive system
protein substance used to build and repair cells; made up of amino acids
ptyalin enzyme in saliva that breaks down some starches into sugar
small intestine organ in digesive system where most digestion takes place
stomach j shaped muscual organ connected t end of esophagus in which foods are physically and chemically digested
villus hairlike projection in small intestine through which food is obsorbed into bllodstream
vitamin nutrient that helps regulate growth and normal body functioning
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