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intestinal

[in-tes-tuh-nl; British in-tes-tahyn-l] /ɪnˈtɛs tə nl; British ˌɪn tɛsˈtaɪn l/
adjective
1.
occurring in or affecting the intestines.
2.
of, relating to, or resembling the intestines.
Origin of intestinal
1590-1600
1590-1600; < New Latin intestīnālis; see intestine, -al1
Related forms
intestinally, adverb
postintestinal, adjective
subintestinal, adjective
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adj.

early 15c., from medical Latin intestinalis, from Latin intestinum (see intestine).

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intestinal in Medicine

intestinal in·tes·ti·nal (ĭn-těs'tə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting the intestine.

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