Definition of intestine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtestɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtestɪn//
[usually plural] Internal anatomy
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a long tube in the body between the stomach and the anus. Food passes from the stomach to the small intestine and from there to the large intestine. bacteria in the small intestine See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin intestinum, neuter of intestinus, from intus ‘within’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intestine