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The Digestive System Terms
Chews and swallows food
Releases watery, slimy saliva into the mouth during eating
The muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx down to the stomach
Churns and digests food into a creamy liquid
Processes absorbed nutrients and makes bile
Releases enzymes into the small intestine when food arrives there
Is where most digestion and absorption of food takes place
Absorbs water from, and disposes of, waste
The last part of the large intestine through which waste passes to the outside
The lower opening of the digestive system
Tissue forming a tube-shaped sac attached to the large intestine; it plays no part in digestion in humans but does in some other animals
Stores bile made by the liver