What Is Extracellular Digestion ?

Extracellular digestion takes place outside of the cell. In this type of digestion process the cell membrane secretes enzymes onto the ingested food. The food is broken down into small molecules by the enzyme.

The small molecules are broken down until they can pass through the cell membrane and enter into a cell. Then the nutrients are transferred into the blood stream and other body fluid. The blood and body fluids distributes the nutrients to all body parts.


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Updated on: 27-Apr-2023


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