entrails

[en-treylz, -truhlz]
plural noun
1.
the internal parts of the trunk of an animal body.
2.
the intestines.
3.
the internal parts of anything: the entrails of a machine.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English entrailles < Anglo-French, Middle French < Vulgar Latin *interālia (compare early Medieval Latin intrālia), alteration, by suffix change (see -al1), of Latin interānea guts, neuter plural of interāneus; see inter-, -an, -eous


viscera, intestines, insides, innards, guts.
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entrails (ˈɛntreɪlz)
 
pl n
1.  the internal organs of a person or animal; intestines; guts
2.  the innermost parts of anything
 
[C13: from Old French entrailles, from Medieval Latin intrālia, changed from Latin interānea intestines, ultimately from inter between]

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entrails
c.1300, from O.Fr. entrailles, from L.L. intralia "inward parts, intestines" (8c.), from L. interanea, neut. pl. of interaneus "internal," from inter "between, among."
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entrails en·trails (ěn'trālz', -trəlz)
pl.n.
The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.

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Example sentences
He found equanimity poking through the entrails of a car.
Originally the word applied principally to the entrails.
Limbs and entrails flew hundreds of feet, littering yards and walls and streets.
At the peak of the corporate-results season, three stories look at the entrails.
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