The portion of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consisting of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. Often used in the plural.
Internal; civil: the intestine affairs of the nation.
[Middle English, from Old French intestin, from Latin intestna, intestines, from neuter pl. of intestnus, internal, from intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]
intestineA. stomachB. large intestineC. small intestineD. rectumE. anusF. appendixG. cecum
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) (usually plural) the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus See large intestine, small intestine Related adj alvine
[from Latin intestīnum gut, from intestīnus internal, from intus within]
The muscular tube that forms the part of the digestive tract extending from the stomach to the anus and consisting of the small and large intestines. In the intestine, nutrients and water from digested food are absorbed and waste products are solidified into feces. See also large intestinesmall intestine
A. duodenum, B. cecum, C. appendix, D. ileum, E. stomach, F. large intestine, G. small intestine, H. jejunum, I. rectum, J. anus
intestine /ntstn/ n. the part of the body that carries food from the stomach to the anus (including the small and large intestines): Drinking water helps your food move more easily through the intestines.-adj.intestinal.