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Villi

villi Plural of... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Microvillus

Definition noun, plural: microvilli Any of the minute hairlike structures projecting from the exposed surface of the cell in... Read More

Placenta

Definition noun, plural: placentae or placentas (1) (zoology) The vascular organ formed during gestation of female mammals... Read More

Villus

Villus Origin: L, shaggy hair, a tuft of hair. 1. (Science: anatomy) One of the minute papillary processes on certain... Read More

Chorion

Definition noun, plural: chorions (embryology) An extraembryonic membrane surrounding the embryo or the fetus of... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

Cotyledon

Definition noun, plural: cotyledons (1) (botany) The primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of a seed plant that either... Read More

Ileum

Definition noun, plural: ilea The terminal (or distal) portion of the small intestine, characterized by narrower diameter,... Read More

Lactose

Definition noun plural: lactoses lac·tose, ˈlæk.toʊs A disaccharide (chemical formula: C12H22O11) made up of one... Read More

Absorptive cells of intestine

Absorptive cells of intestine cells on the surface of villi of the small intestine and the luminal surface of the large... Read More

Lactase

Definition noun, plural: lactases An enzyme that catalyze the hydrolysis and subsequently the breakdown of lactose into... Read More

Crypt

Crypt (Science: pathology) deep pit that protrudes down into the connective tissue surrounding the small intestine. The... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

How Celiac Disease Affects The Digestive System

Celiac disease is a condition that affects the digestive systems of many individuals all over the world, and in this... Read More