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small intestine

small intestine

noun

: the long, narrow upper part of the intestine in which food is digested after it leaves the stomach

Full Definition of SMALL INTESTINE

:  the part of the intestine that lies between the stomach and colon, consists of duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, secretes digestive enzymes, and is the chief site of the absorption of digested nutrients

First Known Use of SMALL INTESTINE

1767

Rhymes with SMALL INTESTINE

small intestine

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SMALL INTESTINE

:  the part of the intestine that lies between the stomach and colon, consists of duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, secretes digestive enzymes, and is the chief site of the absorption of digested nutrients—called also small bowel

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