The correct order of steps occurring in nutrition in animals is:(a) Ingestion ----> Absorption ----> Digestion ----> Assimilation ----> Egestion(b) Ingestion ----> Digestion ----> Assimilation ----> Absorption ----> Egestion(c) Ingestion ----> Digestion ----> Absorption ----> Assimilation ----> Egestion(d) Ingestion ----> Assimilation ----> Digestion ----> Absorption ----> Egestion

Correct Answer: (c) Ingestion ----> Digestion ----> Absorption ----> Assimilation ----> Egestion

  • Ingestion is the process by which the food is taken inside through mouth and broken down by teeth and initial digestion takes place in the mouth by saliva.
  • Digestion is the process in which food is digested by using few enzymes and are used by the cells for producing energy.
  • Absorption is the process in which cells use the energy from the digested food and helps in building tissues in our body.
  • Assimilation is the process in which digested food moves into the cells of the body.
  • Egestion is the process in which undigested food is removed out from the body through excretion.


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Updated on: 27-Mar-2023


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