- intestine (n.)
- early 15c., from Middle French intestin (14c.) or directly from Latin intestinum "a gut," in plural, "intestines, bowels," noun use of neuter of adjective intestinus âinward, internalâ (see intestines). Distinction of large and small intestines in Middle English was made under the terms gross and subtle. The word also was used as an adjective in English from 1530s with a sense of âinternal, domestic, civil.â
- 1. This drug lowers cholesterol levels by binding fats in the intestine.
- 2. the viscid lining of the intestine
- 3. The tapeworm is an inhabitant of the intestine.
- 4. The function of the stomach is to digest food sufficiently to enable it to pass into the intestine.
- 5. This vitamin is absorbed through the walls of the small intestine.
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