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small intestine

n.
The narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood. It extends from the pylorus to the cecum and consists of the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. Also called small bowel.

small intestine

n
(Anatomy) the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completed. Compare large intestine

in•tes•tine

(ɪnˈtɛs tɪn)

n.
1. Usu., intestines. the lower part of the alimentary canal, extending from the pylorus to the anus.
2. Also called small intestine. the narrow, longer part of the intestines, comprising the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, that serves to digest and absorb nutrients.
3. Also called large intestine. the broad, shorter part of the intestines, comprising the cecum, colon, and rectum, that absorbs water from and eliminates the residues of digestion.
adj.
4. internal; domestic; civil: intestine strife.
[1525–35; < Latin intestīnum, n. use of neuter of intestīnus internal]

small intestine

The long, narrow, coiled section of the intestine that extends from the stomach to the beginning of the large intestine and in mammals is made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine.

small intestine

Part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the large intestine. It includes the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Most digestion occurs in the small intestine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canalsmall intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
arteria ileum, ileal artery, intestinal artery - branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies the ileum
intestinal artery, jejunal artery - an artery that is a branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies the jejunum
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
duodenum - the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
jejunum - the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
ileum - the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
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The place whereupon the priest formerly raveled out the small intestine of the sacrificial victim for purposes of divination and cooked its flesh for the gods.
Bile moves directly from the liver, where it is produced, through ducts, to the small intestine. Bile will not be stored anymore but it will be available to help with digestion of fat in the small intestines.
Short segments of the small intestines were cut, and mesentery gently removed.
The surgeons found a section of her small intestines had herniated through a defect of the rectus sheath, which they said was not in any way linked to the C-section.
Keywords: Development, large intestines, small intestines
It resides in the small intestines where it feeds on digested food.
The dilated small intestine speeds up the rate of peristalsis--or wavelike contractions--of the small intestines, producing cramping.
In addition, the breakdown of nutrients by the bacteria in the small intestines can produce gas as well as lead to a change in bowel habits.
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The gastric balloon burst, the liquid leaked inside and the rubber balloon slid and lodged itself in a valve between the small intestines, which made it hard for her to perform her natural functions.
After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and injects several tablespoons of bile into the small intestines, where the detergent-like bile salts break up fats.

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