Definición de intestine en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ɪnˈtɛstɪn/
(also intestines)


1(In vertebrates) the lower part of the alimentary canal from the end of the stomach to the anus. See also large intestine, small intestine.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The digestive tract consists of a mouth, buccal cavity, esophagus, stomach, two-section intestine, and anus.
  • A layer of mucus lines the stomach, oesophagus and intestines to act as a barrier against this acid.
  • The pouches may be noticed during a barium enema, when a liquid is inserted into the intestine through the anus and an X-ray of the abdomen is taken.
gut, guts, entrails, viscera;
small intestine, large intestine, bowel, colon
informal insides, innards
British archaic numbles
1.1(Especially in invertebrates) the whole alimentary canal from the mouth downward.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In a live specimen food particles can be seen passing through the intestine which terminates at the anus located on the postabdomen.


Late Middle English: from Latin intestinum, neuter of intestinus, from intus 'within'.

  • innards from [early 19th century]:

    This represents a dialect pronunciation of inwards, used as a noun. The more respectable intestine (late 16th century) means much the same, coming from the Latin for ‘internal’.

Palabras que riman con intestine

clandestine, destine

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Saltos de línea: in¦tes|tine

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