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
- ‘The cancer can then progress by metastasizing into the liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, stomach and intestine.’
- ‘The most familiar choice is the small intestine, the upper stretch of our intestine just below the stomach.’
- ‘If perforation occurs in the stomach or intestines, fever and abdominal pain and tenderness may develop.’
- ‘These symptoms result from inflammation or irritation of the stomach and intestines - the gastrointestinal tract, or gut.’
- ‘The digestive tract consists of a mouth, buccal cavity, esophagus, stomach, two-section intestine, and anus.’
- ‘Smooth cells make up the stomach, intestine, blood vessels and other organs.’
- ‘Around the tenth week of pregnancy, the intestine moves from the umbilical cord into the abdomen.’
- ‘These drugs help to relieve muscle spasms in the intestines so that the stomach empties more quickly.’
- ‘Barium is inserted into the intestine through the anus (back passage) and X-rays are then taken of the abdomen.’
- ‘Peptic ulcers are those in the stomach and the next part of the intestine, the duodenum.’
- ‘A layer of mucus lines the stomach, oesophagus and intestines to act as a barrier against this acid.’
- ‘Nearly all the blood from the stomach and intestines passes through the liver.’
- ‘The posterior viscera were exposed and the esophagus traced through to the cecum, stomach, intestine, and rectum region.’
- ‘It is also effective for hemorrhage of the lungs, stomach and intestines or topically for wound healing.’
- ‘Smooth muscles are involuntary and located inside internal organs such as the stomach and intestines.’
- ‘Bulimia can cause tears and irritation in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.’
- ‘Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the brain and nerves, the heart and circulatory system, the stomach and intestines.’
- ‘The plain abdominal films show distended loops of intestine with thickened bowel walls.’
- ‘There is a possibility that the oesophagus, stomach or intestine may be damaged or, in rare and extreme cases, perforated during the procedure.’
- ‘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.’
- 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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