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12 terms from p. 72 in Biology book


the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

salivary glands

three pairs of exocrine glands in the mouth that secrete saliva; the parotid, submandibular (submaxillary), and sublingual glands


food tube connecting the mouth to the stomach


stores and prepares food for digestion


organ that makes bile to break down fats; also filters poisons and drugs out of the blood


gland that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum, where it mixes with bile to digest food

small intestine

responsible for most chemical digestion and absorption of nutrients

large intestine

the last section of the digestive system, where water is absorbed from food and the remaining material is eliminated from the body


A short tube at the end of the large intestine where waste material is compressed into a solid form before being eliminated


opening of the rectum to the outside of the body


A small pouch located where the small intestine joins the large intestine. It has no known use and sometimes can become infected and have to be removed.

gall bladder

stores and concentrates bile

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