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11.18: Digestive System Organs

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esophagus

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

large intestine

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

peristalsis

Muscle contractions that help food move through the digestive system.

small intestine

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

stomach

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

villi

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

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