secondary digestion

sec·on·dar·y di·ges·tion

the change in the chyle effected by the action of the cells of the body, whereby the final products of digestion are assimilated in the process of metabolism.

sec·on·dar·y di·ges·tion

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē di-jes'chŭn)
The change in the chyle effected by the action of the cells of the body, whereby the final products of digestion are assimilated in the process of metabolism.
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After repeated attempts, the present study successfully developed a modified secondary digestion method to obtain ADSCs.
These results suggest that using the modified secondary digestion method, the obtained ADSCs retain their differentiation capacity.
After three times washing in DMEM and excluding the interstitial cells, for secondary digestion step, seminiferous tubules were incubated in DMEM containing collagenase, hyaluronidasc and DNase for 45 min.
A vicious cycle is set up where the fat rabbit cannot reach his bottom to swallow the first soft pellet he passes, which is supposed to be re-ingested so that secondary digestion can take place.