1(In vertebrates) the lower part of the alimentary canal from the end of the stomach to the anus: the contents of the intestine loops of intestine See also large intestine, small intestine.
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin intestinum, neuter of intestinus, from intus 'within'.
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