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  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. 




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