One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in vertebrates) the lower part of the alimentary canal from the end of the stomach to the anus.‘the contents of the intestine’‘loops of intestine’
gut, guts, entrails, visceraView synonyms
- ‘Bulimia can cause tears and irritation in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.’
- ‘It is also effective for hemorrhage of the lungs, stomach and intestines or topically for wound healing.’
- ‘The digestive tract consists of a mouth, buccal cavity, esophagus, stomach, two-section intestine, and anus.’
- ‘Nearly all the blood from the stomach and intestines passes through the liver.’
- ‘Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the brain and nerves, the heart and circulatory system, the stomach and intestines.’
- ‘Peptic ulcers are those in the stomach and the next part of the intestine, the duodenum.’
- ‘The most familiar choice is the small intestine, the upper stretch of our intestine just below the stomach.’
- ‘A layer of mucus lines the stomach, oesophagus and intestines to act as a barrier against this acid.’
- ‘There is a possibility that the oesophagus, stomach or intestine may be damaged or, in rare and extreme cases, perforated during the procedure.’
- ‘These drugs help to relieve muscle spasms in the intestines so that the stomach empties more quickly.’
- ‘The cancer can then progress by metastasizing into the liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, stomach and intestine.’
- ‘Around the tenth week of pregnancy, the intestine moves from the umbilical cord into the abdomen.’
- ‘The posterior viscera were exposed and the esophagus traced through to the cecum, stomach, intestine, and rectum region.’
- ‘If perforation occurs in the stomach or intestines, fever and abdominal pain and tenderness may develop.’
- ‘The pouches may be noticed during a barium enema, when a liquid is inserted into the intestine through the anus and an X-ray of the abdomen is taken.’
- ‘These symptoms result from inflammation or irritation of the stomach and intestines - the gastrointestinal tract, or gut.’
- ‘Smooth cells make up the stomach, intestine, blood vessels and other organs.’
- ‘The plain abdominal films show distended loops of intestine with thickened bowel walls.’
- ‘Smooth muscles are involuntary and located inside internal organs such as the stomach and intestines.’
- ‘Barium is inserted into the intestine through the anus (back passage) and X-rays are then taken of the abdomen.’
- 1.1 (especially in invertebrates) the whole alimentary canal from the mouth downward.
intestines, entrailsView synonyms
- ‘In a live specimen food particles can be seen passing through the intestine which terminates at the anus located on the postabdomen.’
Late Middle English: from Latin intestinum, neuter of intestinus, from intus ‘within’.
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