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11.18: Digestive System Organs

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esophagus

esophagus

Narrow tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach.
large intestine

large intestine

Wide tube in which water is extracted to form feces; connects the small intestine with the anus.
peristalsis

peristalsis

Muscle contractions that help food move through the digestive system.
small intestine

small intestine

Narrow tube in which further digestion and absorption takes place; starts at the stomach and ends at the large intestine.
stomach

stomach

Sac-like organ at the end of the esophagus where much of the digestive process takes place.
villi

villi

Small, finger-like projections of the small intestine that increase surface area for absorption.

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7 , 8

Date Created:

Nov 29, 2012

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Jan 30, 2016
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