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Found Digestive system 12 times.

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1. Cellulose
A polysaccharide that serves as a structural molecule in plants; only certain types of microbes can break down cellulose, and thus herbivores frequently harbor cellulose-digesting bacteria in their digestive systems. Cellulose is the main component of paper and can be used to synthesize alcohol .

2. Coelom
In animals, a body cavity between the body wall and the digestive system that forms during preadult development.

3. Coronavirus
A genus of pleomorph ic virus es which look like coronas or halos when viewed with a microscope. It is the single genus of the family Coronaviridae. Members of Coronavirus cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in mice, gastroenteritis (inflammation of the digestive system) in pigs, and respiratory infections in birds and people.

4. Deuterostomes
Animals in which the first opening that appears in the embryo becomes the anus while the mouth appears at the other end of the digestive system . Main groups include chordates and echinoderms.

5. Digestive system
One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; converts food from the external environment into nutrient molecules that can be used and stored by the body and eliminates solid wastes; involves five functions: movement, secretion, digestion, absorption, and elimination.

6. Extracellular digestion
A form of digestion found in annelids, crustaceans, and chordates including vertebrates ; takes place within the lumen of the digestive system , and the resulting nutrient molecules are transferred into the blood or body fluid.

7. Fiber (soluble fiber, insoluble fiber)
A substance found in foods that come from plants. Fiber helps in the digestive process and is thought to lower cholesterol and help control blood glucose . The two types of fiber in food are soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, found in beans, fruits, and oat products, dissolves in water and is thought to help lower blood fats and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber, found in whole-grain products and vegetables, passes directly through the digestive system, helping to rid the body of waste products and possibly prevent diseases such as colon cancer .

8. Gastrointestinal hormone
A general term for any hormone which is secret ed by some part of the digestive system for the purpose of aiding digestion. For example, gastrin .

9. Mouth
The oral cavity; the entrance to the digestive system where food is broken into pieces by the teeth and saliva begins the digestion process.

10. Neurotensin
A type of hormone which is secreted by the hypothalamus (part of the brain ) and the intestines. It plays a number of different roles in the digestive system, the pituitary gland , and the cardiovascular system.