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intestine
American English: /ɪnˈtɛstən/
British English: /ɪnˈtɛstɪn/

Translation of intestine in Spanish:

noun

  • (often plural) the small/large intestine
    el intestino delgado/grueso
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.