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small intestine

noun, Anatomy
1.
intestine (def 2).
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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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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