tiny blood vessels in the villi that absorb fatty acids
final chamber of the complex stomach of ruminants; has a glandular wall and corresponds to a true stomach.
Digestion inside of a cell
finger-like projections that increase the surface area and increase absorption
hormone produced on duodenum wall that stimulates pancreas to release bicarbonate to neutralized acid in duodenum
the result of digestion in the stomach
section of small intestine where most chemical digestion occurs
the lower part of the large intestine where feces are stored
secreted by duodenum; inhibits peristalsis and slows digestion
Saliva contains this digestive enzyme.
any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
stomach fluid made of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid
hormone the small intestine secretes to stimulate release of pancreatic juice from pancreas and bile from gallbladder
hormone produced in the stomach wall that stimulates sustained secretion of gastric juice
An extensive pouch that serves as the site of extracellular digestion and a passageway to disperse materials throughout most of an animal's body
A ringlike valve consisting of modified muscles in a muscular tube, such as a digestive tract; closes off the tube like a drawstring.
close interaction between species in which one species lives in or on the other
A term used to describe food after it has been chewed and mixed with saliva
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
Digestion that takes place outside a cell