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4sci digestive

disgestive system

waste a part of food that is not digested
rectum the place where waste is stored before it leaves the body
colon a large portion of the large intestine
villi tiny, finger-shaped structures in the small intestine that helps absorb food
pancreas an organ that produces enzymes that help digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates
liver an organ that produces bile and sends it to the small intestines to help digest food.
epiglottis a flap that covers the trachea when you swallow and makes food go down the esophagus
pharynx part of your throat that sends air to the lungs and food to the stomach
esophagus a tube that carries food to the stomach
stomach a stack-like muscle organ that is attached to the esophagus. Food mixes with acid, is squeezed, and breaks down into a thick liquid in the stomach
digestion the process that breaks down food into forms that your cells can use.
small intestine a long, folded tube inside the body attached to the stomach, where nutrients from food are absorbed.
saliva a slippery liquid that makes food easy to swallow and helps break the food down.
large intestines the tube after the small intestines, where liquid is absorbed.
Created by: ajbennett5