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The majority of nutrient absorption occurs in the _________________.

A small intestine

The small intestine is the site of the majority of nutrient absorption. The folds in the lining along with the length of the small intestine allows ample time for nutrients to travel through the small intestine to allow maximum absorption. The large intestine facilitates the absorption of water and some electrolytes, but typically protein has already been absorbed by the time it reaches the large intestine. The liver has several functions, with a few functions related to digestion such as bile secretion, but there is no absorption occurring by the liver. The pancreas secretes many digestive enzymes and hormones, but it does not absorb nutrients in the digestive tract.