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unit 4

nutrition

TermDefinition
Calories either of two units of heat energy
Chemosynthesis the synthesis of organic compounds by bacteria
Energy ability to work
Ingestion the process of drinking and eating
Absorption the process or action by which one thing absorbs
anorexia a eating disorder the made you not eat
bulimia a serious eating disorder market
Digestion the process of breaking down food by mechanical
Peristalsis the involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles
Cellulose insoluble substance that is the main constituent of plant
Capillary any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network
Villi any of numerous minute elongated projections set closely
Roughage fibrous indigestible material in vegetable foodstuffs
Egestion is the discharge or expulsion of undigested material (food)
Chyme pulpy acidic fluid that passes from the stomach to the small intestine,
Constipation condition in which there is difficulty in emptying
Body mass index weight-to-height ratio, calculated by dividing ones
Autotroph organism that is able to form nutritional organic
Emulsification The breakdown of fat globules in the duodenum
Heterotroph A heterotroph is an organism that cannot produce its own food,
Created by: glendy