• WordNet 3.6
    • n intestine the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system
    • Intestine Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective. "Everything labors under an intestine necessity."
    • Intestine 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.""An intestine struggle . . . between authority and liberty."
    • Intestine Internal; inward; -- opposed to external. "Epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcers."
    • Intestine Shut up; inclosed.
    • Intestine (Anat) That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
    • Intestine The bowels; entrails; viscera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long
    • intestine Internal; inward; pertaining to the interior part of something.
    • intestine Inner; innate; inborn.
    • intestine Internal with regard to a company, community, or nation; domestic: usually applied to what is evil: as, intestine feuds.
    • n intestine In anatomy, the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pyloric end of the stomach to the anus; gut; bowel: in popular use usually in the plural: the guts; bowels; entrails. In a wider sense, in biology, the term is also used to include the whole alimentary canal or enteron. (See alimentary and enteron.) In man, as in other vertebrates and many invertebrates, the intestine is the tube into which partly digested food is received from the stomach, for the completion of the digestive process by the action upon the food of certain secretions (as the hepatic, pancreatic, and intestinal), the drawing off of the assimilable material by the blood-vessels and lacteals, and the ejection of the refuse or non-assimilable substances, as feces or excrement, by the anus. The length of the human intestine is five or six times that of the body, such extent representing, perhaps, an average of relative length; the intestine is generally shorter in carnivorous animals, and longer in those which are herbivorous. It is a museulomembranous tube invested with a peritoneal coat, lined with mucous membrane, and having in its walls both longitudinal and circular muscular fibers. It lies coiled in many convolutions in the abdomen, the coils being freely movable, though the tube as a whole is held in place by mesenteric folds of peritoneum. Into it are poured the secretions of the liver and pancreas, as well as those Of its own numerous glandular structures. The character of the tube in man and mammals generally has caused its division into a small and a large intestine. The former extends from the pylorus to the iliocæcal valve, and is subdivided into duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. The latter consists of the cæcum or head of the colon, with its appendix vermiformis; of the colon proper, divided into ascending, transverse, and descending; and of the rectum or straight gut, continued from the descending colon by the sigmoid flexure. The small intestine is smoothly and simply tubular; the large is more or less extensively sacculated. This distinction does not hold as a rule below mammals, in many of which, also, the cæcum is of comparatively enormous extent. Thus, in birds, in which there are commonly a pair of cæca, the site of these organs marks the only distinction between the preceding and succeeding portions of the tube. In many lower vertebrates, as fishes, cæca may be very numerous, and situated near the pylorus. In all vertebrates the cavity of the intestine is primitively continuous with that of the umbilical vesicle, and in those which have an allantois with the cavity of that organ. In its simplest possible form the intestine represents the interior of a gastrula. See cut under gastrula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Food passes through the small intestine in just two hours, zipping along at 0.002 mph. Inside the large intestine, it takes about 14 hours, traveling at a more leisurely rate of 0.00007 mph
    • adj Intestine in-tes′tin internal: contained in the animal body: domestic: not foreign
    • Intestine a part of the digestive system, divided into the smaller intestine (comprising duodenum, jejunum, and ileum) and the greater intestine
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  • William S. Burroughs
    “Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intestinus, fr. intus, on the inside, within, fr. in, in: cf. F. intestine,. See In


In literature:

Intestinal diseases of children, IV, 529.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
This is not digested and absorbed, but acts as a water-carrier and a sweep to the intestinal tract.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Intestine dissensions, foreign wars, caused the republic to require such a magistrate.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
It is perfectly absurd to say, as some physicians still continue to say, that no poisonous matter is ever absorbed in the intestinal tract.
"How to Eat" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
It is only by chance, or by profiting by their intestine divisions, that the authority of the Porte is recognised.
"Sketches The Carrier Pigeon, The Consul's Daughter, Walstein--Or A Cure For Melancholy, The Court Of Egypt, The Valley Of Thebes, Egyptian Thebes, Shoubra Eden And Lebanon, A Syrian Sketch, The Bosphorus, An Interview With A Great Turk, Munich, The Spirit Of Whiggism" by Benjamin Disraeli
From the same cause arose the violent intestine contests which ended in the establishment of a rude and turbulent democracy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
An intestine fire will be kept alive in the bowels of the colonies, which one time or other must consume this whole empire.
"Standard Selections" by Various
The intestines have descended into the scrotum.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
A shorter treatise of Alexander is with regard to intestinal parasites.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
SYMPTOMS: The animal cannot expel the contents of the intestines, which frequently causes colicky pains.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek

In poetry:

And oh! how dire the retributions
Which have followed evermore,
Intestine wars and revolutions
Have drenched the earth with human gore.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell

In news:

The small intestine runs from the stomach to the large intestine.
Resting your intestines can also help.
Mills Has Surgery On Small Intestine .
Reagan's Doctors Find Scars in Small Intestine .
Former President Ronald Reagan's doctors have discovered several small areas of scar tissue in his small intestine that they believe are a result of his surgery for bowel cancer in 1985, Mr Reagan's office said today.
Canine parvovirus , or " parvo " as it is commonly known, is a virus that usually attacks the canine intestinal tract (canine parvovirus enteritis) and, in rare cases, the heart (myocarditis).
In the past few months, an intestinal virus called parvovirus has seemed more prevalent in young dogs coming into the emergency clinic.
Wageningen, Denmark—In a recent study conducted by Top Institute Food and Nutrition in Wageningen, researchers discovered that probiotic bacteria found in yogurt drinks change once in the intestines, thereby supporting digestive health.
The small intestine absorbs much of the liquid from foods.
It runs from the small intestine to the rectum.
It is often caused by harmless conditions such as overeating or not eating enough food, having intestinal gas or a mild viral infection.
Lindsey Vonn remained in a Colorado hospital Tuesday, "awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain," her spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote in an email.
Lindsey Vonn remains in a Vail hospital awaiting results from "diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain," her publicist said in an email Tuesday.
Skier Lindsey Vonn hospitalized 'severe intestinal pain'.
Skier being tested for 'severe intestinal pain.

In science:

The products move to blood from intestine with hyperpermeability (Korotkii & Peslyak 2005). However B.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Hyperpermeability of intestinal walls for F-content Subprocess is known; its influence on psoriasis was investigated. F-content constantly moves to blood through intestinal wall.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Growth of populations of Gram(-) TLR4-active and Gram+ bacteria on small intestine mucosa.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Only such PsB can show their psoriagenity, which are able to form stable colonies in such place of human body from which products of bacterial disintegration constantly get to blood flow. Tonsils and mucous small intestines are unfortunately the most suitable to this place.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
PsBP for example, in tonsillar tissue (Gudjonsson 2004), or directly in skin, was usually supposed. The authors of work (Korotkii & Peslyak 2005) were the first, who supposed that psoriagenic BS can be a part of intestine microbiocenosis.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process