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small intestine

noun, Anatomy
1.
intestine (def 2).
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples for small intestine
  • It is gently moved into the beginning of the large bowel and sometimes into the lowest part of the small intestine.
  • Celiac is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
  • Normally, small amounts of bacteria are present in the small intestine and do not cause disease.
  • There are no problems seen with the size or shape of the small intestine.
  • Your surgeon will examine the small intestine in the area where the pouch or diverticulum is located.
  • Trypsinogen is a substance that is normally produced in the pancreas and released into the small intestine.
  • After a meal, it is released into the small intestine.
  • Lactose intolerance happens when the small intestine does not make enough of the enzyme lactase.
  • Leucine aminopeptidase is a protein, called an enzyme, that is normally found in liver cells and cells of the small intestine.
  • Leucine aminopeptidase is a protein, called an enzyme, which is normally found in liver cells and cells of the small intestine.
British Dictionary definitions for small intestine

small intestine

noun
1.
the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completed Compare large intestine
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small intestine in Medicine

small intestine n.
The narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood. It extends from the pylorus to the cecum and consists of the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum.

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small intestine in Science
small intestine  
The long, narrow, coiled section of the intestine that extends from the stomach to the beginning of the large intestine. Nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine. In mammals, it is made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
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small intestine in Culture

small intestine definition


The upper portion of the intestines, extending from the stomach to the large intestine, where the digestion of food takes place. The small intestine is about twenty feet long in adults.

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