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A&P CH15 word parts

A&P CH15 Digestion and Nutrition

aliment- (food) alimentary canal: tube-like portion of the digestive system
chym- (juice) chyme: semi-fluid paste of food particles and gastric juice formed in the stomach
decidu- (falling off) deciduous teeth: teeth that are shed during childhood
gastr- (stomach) gastric gland: portion of the stomach that secretes gastric juice
hepat- (liver) hepatic duct: duct that carries bile from the liver to the common bile duct
lingu- (tongue) lingual tonsil: mass of lymphatic tissue at the root of the tongue
nutri- (nourish) nutrient: substance needed to nourish body cells
peri- (around) peristalsis: wave-like ring of contraction that moves material along the alimentary canal
pyl- (gatekeeper) pyloric sphincter: muscle that serves as a valve between the stomach and small intestine
vill- (hairy) villi: tiny projections of mucous membrane in the small intestine