B1B GLOSSARY

ALL THE WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR B1B SINGLE SCIENCE, OCR BOARD - HIGHER TIER, BIOLOGY

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B1b
Bile ­ liquid that emulsifies fats, produced in the liver and
stored in the gall bladder.
Carbohydrases ­ enzymes that digest carbohydrates.
Chemical digestion ­ breaking down food using enzymes.
Diffusion ­ a movement of particles form an area of high
concentration to an area of low concentration.
Emulsification ­ the process of breaking down fat droplets into
smaller ones.
Enzyme ­ organic catalyst that speed up the rate of a reaction.
Kwashiorkor ­ diseases caused by lack of protein in the diet.
Lipase ­ enzymes that digest fat.
Protease ­ enzymes for digesting protein

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