the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.

  • the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.

  • a person's capacity to break down food into substances that can be used by the body

  • the process of treating a substance by means of heat, enzymes, or a solvent to promote decomposition or extract essential components.

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