Circular folds act to slow down the movement of chyme and ensure that it remains within the small intestine for maximal nutrient absorption.
What is digestion?
Digestion is the physiological process of breaking down foods to obtain energy and matter by part of the body.
The chyme is a mass of food that has already been digested by different types of digestive enzymes.
The chyme is a mass generated by secretions in the stomach organ as well as in the small intestine.
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