Term Information

Accession
GO:0007586
Name
digestion
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The whole of the physical, chemical, and biochemical processes carried out by multicellular organisms to break down ingested nutrients into components that may be easily absorbed and directed into metabolism. Source: GOC:isa_complete, ISBN:0198506732
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0007586 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_chembl
goslim_pir
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Parents of digestion (GO:0007586)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
digestion [is_a relation] is_a  multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
Children of digestion (GO:0007586)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
polysaccharide digestion (GO:0044245) [is_a relation] is_a  digestion
lipid digestion (GO:0044241) [is_a relation] is_a  digestion
protein digestion (GO:0044256) [is_a relation] is_a  digestion
digestive system process (GO:0022600) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  digestion
Wikipedia
Digestion