NEET Zoology Digestion and Absorption Questions Solved


What are the tiny finger-like projections called that are inside the small intestine? These tiny finger-like projections absorb the nutrients form the food and send the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats into our bloodstream:

(1) Esophagus

(2) Arteries

(3) Villi

(4) Flagella

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(3) Mucosa forms small finger-like foldings called villi in the small intestine. The cells lining the villi produce numerous microscopic projections called microvilli giving a brush border appearance. These modifications increase the surface area enormously. Villi are supplied with a network of capillaries and a large lymph vessel called the lacteal. (page- 260).

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