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Digestive System
Learn digestive system vocabulary terms.

Use the word bank to match the term to the definition and to fill in the blanks below.

small intestine stomach esophagus

gallbladder large intestine liver

1. - this important organ is like a filter for your blood

2. - a big, pink muscular bag where your food gets mixed


with digestive chemicals

3. - this is attached to the liver and stores bile

4. - this is where most of the digestion and absorption of


food takes place

5. - the muscular tube where food passes from the mouth


to the stomach

6. - this is where digestion completes; it is the shorter,


wider intestine

Digestion begins in the mouth. Chewed food travels down the .


Then the food is in the , where it mixes with digestive
enzymes. After the food is broken down in the stomach, it is pushed into
the . There, more chemicals break down and mix up the
food, and the villi absorb a lot of the nutrients from your food. The
is the end of the journey, where waste leaves the body.

Copyright © 2011 Savetz Publishing Inc. • www.InstantWorksheets.net


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Digestive System
Learn digestive system vocabulary terms.

Use the word bank to match the term to the definition and to fill in the blanks below.

small intestine stomach esophagus

gall bladder large intestine liver

1. liver - this important organ is like a filter for your blood


stomach
2. - a big, pink muscular bag where your food gets mixed
with digestive chemicals

3. gallbladder - this is attached to the liver and stores bile

small intestine
4. - this is where most of the digestion and absorption of
food takes place

5. esophagus - the muscular tube where food passes from the mouth
to the stomach

6. large intestine - this is where digestion completes; it is the shorter,


wider intestine

esophagus
Digestion begins in the mouth. Chewed food travels down the .
Then the food is in the stomach , where it mixes with digestive
enzymes. After the food is broken down in the stomach, it is pushed into
small intestine
the . There, more chemicals break down and mix up the
food, and the villi absorb a lot of the nutrients from your food. The
large intestine
is the end of the journey, where waste leaves the body.

Copyright © 2011 Savetz Publishing Inc. • www.InstantWorksheets.net