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intestine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intestine  \In*tes"tine\,  n.;  pl  {Intestines}.  [L.  intestinum: 
  cf  F.  intestin.  See  {Intestine},  a.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  That  part  of  the  alimentary  canal  between  the 
  stomach  and  the  anus.  See  Illust.  of  Digestive  apparatus. 
 
  2.  pl  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  c[ae]cum,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intestine  \In*tes"tine\,  a.  [L.  intestinus,  fr  intus  on  the 
  inside,  within,  fr  in  in:  cf  F.  intestine.  See  {In}.] 
  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  and  intestine  necessity. 
  --Cudworth. 
 
  4.  Shut  up  inclosed.  [R.]  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intestine 
  n  :  the  part  of  the  alimentary  canal  between  the  stomach  and  the 
  anus  [syn:  {bowel},  {gut}] 




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