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See also: digestión
- The process, in the gastrointestinal tract, by which food is converted into substances that can be utilized by the body.
- 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
- Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
- The result of this process.
- The ability to use this process.
- The processing of decay in organic matter assisted by microorganisms.
- The assimilation and understanding of ideas.
- (medicine, archaic) Generation of pus; suppuration.
process in gastrointestinal tract
result of this process
ability to use this process
processing of decay in organic matter assisted by microorganisms
assimilation and understanding of ideas
digestion f (plural digestions)
- “digestion” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).