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Final Digestion

Bonnie Branch 7th Grade - 16-3 / Final Digestion and Absorption

small intestine The part of the digestive system where most chemical digestion takes place.
liver Largest and heaviest organ; produces bile and helps eliminate nitrogen from the body.
bile A substance produced in the liver that breaks up fat particles.
gallbladder The organ that stores bile.
pancreas An organ that produces enzymes that are used in the small intestine to break down starches, proteins, and fats.
villi Tiny finger-shaped structures that line the small intestine and absorb nutrient molecules.
large intestine The last section in the digestive system; where water is absorbed from food, and the remaining material is prepared for elimination from the body.
rectum A short tube at the end of the large intestine that compresses waste into solid form.
anus A muscular opening at the end of the rectum through which wastes exit.
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