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autointoxication in pathology, poisoning caused by toxic substances that have developed within the body itself, as in the intestines during digestion; autotoxemia.
bile a bitter yellowish secretion of the liver that aids in the digestion of fats. [1/2 definitions]
bulk food, such as cellulose or dietary fiber, that aids digestion. [1/7 definitions]
calcium a dietary supplement containing compounds of calcium that can be absorbed in digestion. [1/2 definitions]
chyme the semifluid thick mass that is the product of the partial digestion of food in the stomach and that passes into the small intestine.
crop a pouch in the esophagus of a bird, in which food is stored and prepared for digestion, or a similar digestive organ in lower animals such as insects and earthworms. [1/12 definitions]
cystic fibrosis a congenital disease usu. developing in childhood and characterized by poor digestion, breathing difficulties, and pancreatic inflammation.
digestive of or pertaining to digestion. [3 definitions]
dyspepsia incomplete or improper digestion of food; indigestion.
eupepsia good digestion. (Cf. dyspepsia.)
excrement the waste products of digestion discharged from the body, esp. feces.
fiber in diet, certain plant carbohydrates that resist digestion but speed the digestion of other foods and ease intestinal evacuation. [1/5 definitions]
gentian the root of one kind of European yellow gentian or a preparation made from it to serve as an aid to digestion. [1/2 definitions]
lipase any of several enzymes produced by the liver or pancreas that aids digestion by breaking down fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
macerate to soften (food or the like) by soaking, as in digestion. [1/4 definitions]
pancreatic juice the clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas that aids in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
papain an enzyme that digests protein, obtained from the juice of unripe papayas, and used for tenderizing meat and aiding digestion.
pepsin an enzyme contained in gastric juice that serves as a catalyst in the digestion of most proteins. [2 definitions]
peptic of, relating to, or promoting digestion. [2/4 definitions]
predigest to subject (food) to artificial, partial digestion before eating.
protease any enzyme that stimulates the digestion of protein.