small intestine
noun Date: 1767 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

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  • Small intestine — Intestine In*tes tine, n.; pl. {Intestines}. [L. intestinum: cf. F. intestin. See {Intestine}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • small intestine — ► NOUN ▪ the part of the intestine that runs between the stomach and the large intestine …   English terms dictionary

  • small intestine — n. the narrow, convoluted section of the intestines, extending from the pyloric end of the stomach to the large intestine and including the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum: see INTESTINE …   English World dictionary

  • Small intestine — Infobox Anatomy Name = Small intestine Latin = intestinum tenue GraySubject = 248 GrayPage = 1168 Caption = Diagram showing the small intestine Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = celiac ganglia, vagus… …   Wikipedia

  • small intestine — Anat. intestine (def. 2). [1760 70] * * * Long, narrow, convoluted tube in which most digestion takes place. It extends 22–25 ft (6.7–7.6 m), from the stomach to the large intestine. The mesentery, a membrane structure, supports it and contains… …   Universalium

  • Small intestine — The part of the digestive tract that extends from the stomach to the large intestine. * * * small intestine n the part of the intestine that lies between the stomach and colon, consists of duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, secretes digestive enzymes …   Medical dictionary

  • small intestine — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms small intestine : singular small intestine plural small intestines medical the tube in your body that food goes into after it has passed through your stomach …   English dictionary

  • small intestine — small in testine n the long tube that food goes through after it has gone through your stomach →↑large intestine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • small intestine — small′ intes′tine n. anat. intestine 2) • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • small intestine — small in testine noun count the tube in your body that food goes into after it has passed through your stomach …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • small intestine — noun The upper part of the intestine, between the stomach and the large intestine, divided into the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. Syn: small bowel …   Wiktionary

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