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Science Vocab

Anatomy Vocabulary to Study

TermDefinition
Enzyme a small protein that breaks down food and delivers sugars and needed nutrients to cells who can generate it into ATP
Villi processes on certain membranes where they serve in absorbing nutrient
Absorption the process in which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another
Mechanical Digestion food is crushed, or chewed, by the teeth and pushed down the esophagus by the tongue
Chyme the acidic mass in the stomach that passes through the small intestine, consisting of gastric juices and partly digested food
Chemical Digestion breaking down foods into simpler nutrients that can be transported and used by other cells
Glucose a sugar having several different forms and having about one half the sweetness of other sugars
Diffusion particles moving from a high concentration to a low concentration
Peristalsis creating wavelike movements that push the contents of the canal that it is in forward
Created by: sammysteinman