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anatomy of a venomous snakeclick to hear

anatomy of a venomous snake heart lung esophagus liver kidney rattle tail intestine gallbladder stomach belly scale

heart click to hear

Muscular organ helping blood to circulate.

lung click to hear

Respiratory organ made up of an extensible tissue and forming a sac; air enters through the mouth and nostrils and flows into the lung.

esophagus click to hear

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

liver click to hear

Gland secreting mostly a substance (bile) that contributes to digestion.

kidney click to hear

Organ secreting urine; it eliminates toxic substances from the body.

rattle click to hear

Pieces of scale at the end of the tail; the snake shakes them to scare away its enemies.

tail click to hear

Thin elongated terminal end of the body.

intestine click to hear

Section of the digestive tract between the stomach and the anus where absorption of nutrients is carried out and waste is transformed into fecal matter.

gallbladder click to hear

Small reservoir in which bile secreted by the liver collects before being discharged into the intestine during digestion.

stomach click to hear

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

belly scale click to hear

Each of the short wide fine scales that are set in a single row and cover the snake’s belly.