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B. large intestine
C. small intestine
n. often intestines
The portion of the digestive tract extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consisting of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine.
Internal; civil: the intestine affairs of the nation.
[Middle English, from Old French intestin, from Latin intestīna, intestines, from neuter pl. of intestīnus, internal, from intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]
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plural noun guts, insides (informal), bowels, internal organs, innards (informal), entrails, vitals This vitamin is absorbed through the walls of the small intestine.
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