Intestine

Definition of Intestine

In`tes´tine
a.1.
1.Internal; inward; - opposed to external.
Epilepsies, fierce catarrhs,
Intestine stone and ulcers.
- Milton.
2.Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; - applied usually to that which is evil; as, intestine disorders, calamities, etc.
Hoping here to end
Intestine war in heaven, the arch foe subdued.
- Milton.
An intestine struggle . . . between authority and liberty.
- Hume.
3.Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
Everything labors under an intestine necessity.
- Cudworth.
4.Shut up; inclosed.
n.1.
1.(Anat.) That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
2.The bowels; entrails; viscera.
Large intestine
(Human Anat. & Med.) the lower portion of the bowel, terminating at the anus. It is adapted for the retention of fecal matter, being shorter, broader, and less convoluted than the small intestine; it consists of three parts, the cæcum, colon, and rectum.
Small intestine
(Human Anat. & Med.) the upper portion of the bowel, in which the process of digestion is practically completed. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

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, haslet, heart, hindgut, home, inland, innards, inner mechanism, inside, insides, interior, internal, internals, intestines, inward, inwards, jejunum, kidney, kidneys, kishkes, large intestine, liver, liver and lights, lung, marrow, meatus, midgut, municipal, national, native, ostium, oviduct, perineum, pore, pump, pylorus, rectum, salpinx, small intestine, spleen, stomach, sweetbread, thoracic duct, ticker, tongue, tripe, tripes, ureter, urethra, vagina, vas, vermiform appendix, vessel, viscera, vitals, works
Word:

Browse

Interviewing
Intervisible
Intervisit
Intervital
Intervocalic
intervolution
intervolve
interweave
interwish
interworking
interworld
interwove
interwreathe
intestable
Intestacy
Intestate
Intestinal
Intestinal canal
Intestinal colic
Intestinal worm
-Intestine-
Intext
Intextine
Intextured
Inthirst
Inthrall
Inthrallment
Inthrone
Inthrong
Inthronization
Inthronize
Intice
intima
Intimacy
intimal
Intimate
Intimately
Intimation
Intime
Intimidate
intimidated
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home