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intestinal

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adjective in·tes·ti·nal \in-ˈtes-tə-nəl, -ˈtes(t)-nəl, -ˈte-sən-əl, British often ˌin-(ˌ)tes-ˈtī-nəl\

Definition of intestinal

  1. 1 :  affecting, occurring, or living in the intestine

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the intestine

in·tes·ti·nal·ly adverb


15th Century

First Known Use of intestinal

15th century


Medical Dictionary

intestinal

adjective in·tes·ti·nal \in-ˈtes-tən-əl, -ˈtes(t)-nəl, -ˈtes-ən-əl, British often ˌin-(ˌ)tes-ˈtīn-əl\

Medical Definition of intestinal

  1. 1a:  affecting or occurring in the intestine <intestinal digestion> <intestinal catarrh>b:  living in the intestine <the intestinal flora> <an intestinal worm>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being the intestine <the intestinal canal>

  3. in·tes·ti·nal·ly \-ē\play adverb





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