intestine

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1in·tes·tine

adjective \in-ˈtes-tən\

Definition of INTESTINE

:  internal; specifically :  of or relating to the internal affairs of a state or country <intestine war>

Origin of INTESTINE

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French intestin, from Latin intestinus, from intus within — more at ent-
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with INTESTINE

2intestine

noun

: a long tube in the body that helps digest food after it leaves the stomach

Full Definition of INTESTINE

:  the tubular part of the alimentary canal that extends from the stomach to the anus — compare large intestine, small intestine

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Origin of INTESTINE

Middle English, from Middle French intestin, from Latin intestinum, from neuter of intestinus
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

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

in·tes·tine

noun \in-ˈtes-tən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTESTINE

: the tubular portion of the alimentary canal that lies posterior to the stomach from which it is separated by the pyloric sphincter and consists of a slender but long anterior part made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum which function in digestion and assimilation of nutrients and a broader shorter posterior part made up of the cecum, colon, and rectum which serve chiefly to extract moisture from the by-products of digestion and evaporate them into feces—often used in plural <the movement of digested food through your intestinesMayo Clinic Health Letter>; see large intestine, small intestine

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