noun plural \ˈen-ˌtrālz, -trəlz\

: the internal organs of an animal

Full Definition of ENTRAILS

:  bowels, viscera; broadly :  internal parts
:  the inner workings of something <the entrails of the movie industry>

Examples of ENTRAILS

  1. <in ancient Rome predictions of future events would sometimes be based on an examination of the entrails of a sacrificial animal>

Origin of ENTRAILS

Middle English entrailles, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, plural of interaneum intestine, from neuter of interaneus interior
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with ENTRAILS


noun plural \ˈen-trəlz, -ˌtrālz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENTRAILS

: the bowels or viscera especially of an animal


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