intestinal juice

noun

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intestinal%20juice. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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