intestinal juice

noun

Medical Definition of intestinal juice

: a fluid that is secreted in small quantities in the small intestine, is highly variable in constitution, and contains especially various enzymes (as erepsin, lipase, lactase, enterokinase, and amylase) and mucus

called also succus entericus

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“Intestinal juice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intestinal%20juice. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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