Why does absorption of digested


Why does absorption of digested food occur mainly in the small intestine ?

  1. Digestion of food is completed only in small intestine.
  2. Wall of the intestine bears a number of finger-like projections called villi. Villi provide a large surface area to the lining layer for absorption.
  3. The epithelium, lining the villi, is made of cells having a number of very fine projections known as microvilli. Microvilli are specialised for absorption.
  4. Wall of the intestine, especially the interior of villi, has lymph and blood vessels for carrying the absorbed food to different parts of the body.

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