intestinal

adjective in·tes·ti·nal \ in-ˈte-stə-nᵊl , -ˈtes(t)-nəl , -ˈte-sᵊn-əl , British often ˌin-(ˌ)te-ˈstī-nᵊl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of intestinal

1 : affecting, occurring, or living in the intestine
2 : of, relating to, or being the intestine

intestinally

adverb

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First Known Use of intestinal

15th century


INTESTINAL Defined for Kids

intestinal

adjective in·tes·ti·nal \ in-ˈte-stə-nᵊl \

Definition of intestinal for Students

: of, relating to, or affecting the intestine
  • an intestinal illness

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 a : affecting or occurring in the intestine
  • intestinal digestion
  • intestinal catarrh
b : living in the intestine
  • the intestinal flora
  • an intestinal worm
2 : of, relating to, or being the intestine
  • the intestinal canal

intestinally

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