Intestine

  • 1 Intestine — In*tes tine, a. [L. intestinus, fr. intus on the inside, within, fr. in in: cf. F. intestine. See {In}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Internal; inward; opposed to {external}. [1913 Webster] Epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcers. Milton.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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. pl. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 intestine — [in tes′tən] adj. [L intestinus, inward, internal < intus, within, akin to Gr entos < IE * entos < base * en, in] internal, with regard to a country or community; domestic; civil n. [L intestinum, neut. sing. of intestinus] [usually pl.] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 intestine — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. intestin (14c.) or directly from L. intestinum a gut, in plural, intestines, bowels, noun use of neuter of adjective intestinus “inward, internal” (see INTESTINES (Cf. intestines)). Distinction of large and small… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 intestine — internal, *inner, interior, inside Antonyms: foreign Contrasted words: external, *outer, exterior, outside, outward: extraneous, alien, *extrinsic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 intestine — (also intestines) ► NOUN ▪ the lower part of the alimentary canal from the end of the stomach to the anus. DERIVATIVES intestinal adjective. ORIGIN Latin intestinum, from intus within …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Intestine — In anatomy, the intestine is the segment of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. In humans, the small intestine is… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 intestine — The digestive tube passing from the stomach to the anus. It is divided primarily into the intestinum tenue (small i.) and the intestinum crassum (large i.). SYN: bowel, gut (1), intestinum (1). [L. intestinum] large i. [TA] the portion of the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 intestine — /in tes tin/, n. 1. Usually, intestines. the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pylorus to the anus. 2. Also called small intestine. the narrow, longer part of the intestines, comprising the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, that… …

    Universalium

  • 10 intestine — bowel; = gut; n. the part of the alimentary canal that extends from the stomach to the anus. It is divided into two main parts – the small intestine and the large intestine. The small intestine is divided into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. It …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 11 intestine — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ large, small ▪ lower, upper PREPOSITION ▪ along the intestine, in the  …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 intestine — ● intestin, intestine adjectif (latin intestinus, intérieur) Littéraire. Qui se produit à l intérieur d une collectivité, d une organisation ou d une nation : Lutte intestine. ● intestin, intestine (homonymes) adjectif (latin intestinus,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 13 intestine — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French intestin, from Latin intestinus, from intus within more at ent Date: 15th century internal; specifically of or relating to the internal affairs of a state or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 intestine — in|tes|tine [ınˈtestın] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stomach, ↑ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 intestine — in•tes•tine [[t]ɪnˈtɛs tɪn[/t]] n. 1) anat. Usu., intestines. the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pylorus to the anus 2) anat. Also called small intestine the narrow, longer part of the intestines, comprising the duodenum,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 intestine — /ɪnˈtɛstən / (say in testuhn) noun 1. (often plural) the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pylorus to the anus. 2. a definite portion of this part. The small intestine comprises the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum; the large… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 intestine — The long, tube shaped organ in the abdomen that completes the process of digestion. The intestine has two parts, the small intestine and the large intestine. Also called the bowel …

    English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 18 intestine — 1. noun /ɪnˈtɛstɪn/ a) The alimentary canal of an animal through which food passes after having passed all stomachs. b) One of certain subdivisions of this part of the alimentary canal, such as the small or large intestine in human beings. Syn:… …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 intestine — Synonyms and related words: Eustachian tube, Fallopian tube, abatis, abdomen, anus, bowels, brain, brains, canal, cecum, chitterlings, cockscomb, colon, duct, duodenum, emunctory, endocardium, entrails, fistula, foregut, giblets, gizzard, guts,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 intestine — n. the large; small intestine * * * [ɪn testɪn] small intestine the large …

    Combinatory dictionary