What is digestion?

Digestion is the process taking place in the alimentary canal whereby the nutritive components of food are converted into simpler chemical substances that can be absorbed by the intestines.

Digestion is the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules into small water soluble food molecules so that they can be absorbed into the watery blood plasma. In certain organisms, these smaller substances are absorbed through the small intestine…

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