Digestive System Vocabulary List 3 words

  1. intestine
    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    Organs that make up the digestive tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine—also called the colon—rectum, and anus.
  2. enzyme
    any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
    Saliva produced by these glands contains an enzyme that begins to digest the starch from food into smaller molecules.
  3. gallbladder
    a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
    The gallbladder stores the liver’s digestive juices until they are needed in the intestine.