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Digestion is the process whereby a biological entity processes a substance, in order to chemically convert the substance into nutrients.

Digestion occurs at the multicellular, cellular, and sub-cellular levels.

Digestion usually involves mechanical manipulation and chemical action.

In most vertebrates, digestion is a multi-stage process in the digestive system, following ingestion of the raw materials, most often other organisms.

The process of ingestion usually involves some type of mechanical manipulation.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Digestion", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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