What is the organ system that breaks down food and absorbs nutrients called?

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The organ system that breaks down food and absorbs nutrients is the digestive system. The digestive system is made up of several different organs working together. These include the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, colon, small intestine, large intestine, appendix, pancreas, and liver. When food is eaten through the mouth, it travels down the esophagus to the stomach. From there the food is broken down by digestive juices and sent through the digestive tract to be absorbed or excreted as waste.
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The stomach breaks down food and the small intestine absorbs the nutrients. A small amount of food/nutrients is absorbed through the lining the stomach.
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The digestive system breaks down food and
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your digestive tract. consists of the following organs: lips, teeth, tongue, saliva glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum & small intestine, rectum and anus. this is not the full
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they are called decomposers. is sthis what you are asking?
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