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Digestion

/diˈjesCHən/ Noun 1. Mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones. (wikipedia.org) 2. A person’s capacity to break down food in such a way. (Google Dictionary) 3. The process of treating a substance by means of heat, enzymes, or a solvent to promote decomposition or extract essential components. (Google Dictionary) Syn: Assimilation Word origin: Borrowed from Latin digestio,...

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Digit

/ˈdijit/ Noun, pl. digits 1. (Science: Zoology) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe. The ruminants have the cloven foot, i. E, two hoofed digits on each foot. (biology-online.org) 2. (Science: Anatomy) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk. (biology-online.org) 3. (Science: Mathematics) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing. (biology-online.org) By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with the digits. (biology-online.org) 4. A fingers breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From Latin digitus (“a finger or...

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