|(usually plural) large intestine See small intestine the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anusRelated: alvine|
|[C16: from Latin intestīnum gut, from intestīnus internal, from intus within]|
intestine in·tes·tine (ĭn-těs'tĭn)
The portion of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consisting of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine.
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The muscular tube that forms the part of the digestive tract extending from the stomach to the anus and consisting of the small and large intestines. In the intestine, nutrients and water from digested food are absorbed and waste products are solidified into feces. See also large intestine, small intestine.