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Anatomy Vocabulary to Study

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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  


   






 
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