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anatomy of a turtle small intestine cloaca liver oviduct anus colon stomach bladder spleen rectum esophagus

small intestine click to hear

Long thin portion of the digestive tract behind the stomach in which most of the digestion and food absorption take place.

cloaca click to hear

Orifice common to the intestine and the genital and urinary tracts; it is located at the terminal end of the digestive tract.

liver click to hear

Viscera that secretes bile, among other substances; bile helps digestion.

oviduct click to hear

Canal through which the eggs are expelled from the ovaries.

anus click to hear

Terminal orifice of the digestive tract enabling ejection of fecal matter.

colon click to hear

Portion of the intestine in front of the rectum.

stomach click to hear

Dilated section of the digestive tract preceding the intestine; it receives food to be digested.

bladder click to hear

Reservoir where urine from the kidneys collects before being evacuated by the cloaca.

spleen click to hear

Organ of the circulatory system where impurities in the blood are destroyed.

rectum click to hear

Terminal part of the intestine located between the colon and the anus.

esophagus click to hear

Canal of the anterior portion of the digestive tract; it carries food to the stomach.