Digestive System Practice Problems

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Aug 18, 2011

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Digestive System Practice Problems


  1. A _____ contains a lacteal for the absorption of fats and lymph into the lymphatic system. 
  2. The _____ is the serous membrane that lines the wall of the abdominal cavity and covers visceral organs.
  3. The _____ is the specific part of the mesentery that supports the large intestine. 
  4. Food and fluid in the stomach are consolidated into a pasty material called _____.
  5. Capillaries within the _____ of the small intestine are sites where nutrients and fluids are absorbed into the circulatory system. 


  1. villus
  2. peritoneum
  3. mesocolon
  4. chyme
  5. villi
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