Definitions of intestine

  1. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  2. Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
  3. Shut up; inclosed.
  4. That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
  5. The bowels; entrails; viscera.
  6. Internal; inward; - opposed to external.
  7. Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; - applied usually to that which is evil; as, intestine disorders, calamities, etc.
  8. The section of the alimentary canal from the STOMACH to the ANUS. It includes the LARGE INTESTINE and SMALL INTESTINE.
  9. Internal; not foreign; as, an intestine war.
  10. The bowels.
  11. The digestive tube passing from the stomach to the anus. It is divided primarily into the small i. ( intestinum tenue) and the large i. ( intestinum crassum); the small i. is further divided arbitrarily into duodenum, jejunum, and ileum; the large i. is divided into cecum and appendix, ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon, and rectum. The duodenum is separated from the stomach by the pylorus or pyloric valve, and the ileum is separated from the cecum by the ileocecal valve, valvula coli.
  12. Coiled abdominal digestive canal, with rectal termination.
  13. Internal: contained in the animal body: domestic: not foreign.
  14. ( usually in pl.) The part of the alimentary canal that lies between the stomach and the anus.
  15. A bowel.
  16. Internal; domestic.
  17. Internal; domestic; interior.
  18. The alimentary canal; bowel; usually in the plural.
  19. Internal, with regard to a state or country; domestic, not foreign; internal, with regard to an animal body.
  20. The bowels, a muscular canal extending from the stomach to the anns.
  21. Contained internally in the animal body; domestic; not foreign.
  22. That part of the alimentary canal from pylorus to anus, or the part corresponding to this in lower forms.

Usage examples for intestine

  1. The common round- worm may be found in the first portion of the intestine, and the small round- worm in the caecum. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. Spite the efforts of the bench of bishops, a violent intestine war has been waged within the walls of the venerable Establishment for many years. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  3. When the intestine wars were over the song followed the soldiers into civil life. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  4. But when he perceived that every place around Epipolae was filled with armed men, after just teasing the enemy with the discharge of a few missiles, he marched back to the Achradina, not so much through fear of the number and strength of the enemy, as that some intestine treachery might show itself, taking advantage of the opportunity, and he might find the gates of the Achradina and island closed upon him in the confusion. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  5. In Germany a long interregnum of misery ensued, and it was not until 1273, when Rudolph of Hapsburgh was elected to the imperial crown, that the nation could obtain either the administration of justice or respite from hostilities, foreign and intestine. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  6. He then ordered the standards to move, and led out the troops; thus rebuking the exorbitant arrogance of that nation, which at a time when, through intestine discord and sedition, it was unequal to the management of its own affairs, yet presumed to prescribe the bounds of peace and war to others. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  7. A more accurate definition of constipation is " the retention of waste products in the large intestine beyond the time that is conducive to health." – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  8. This pouch is about the shape of a pear, with its larger end upward and pointing to the left, and its smaller end tapering down into the intestine, or bowel, on the right, just under the liver. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  9. This, at least, was the case of the Greeks; and surely, from the earliest accounts of them, to their absorption into the Roman empire, we cannot judge that their intestine divisions, and their foreign wars, consumed less than three millions of their inhabitants. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. The mouth is surrounded by a circle of ciliated tentacles that can be retracted within the zooecium; the alimentary canal, which is suspended in the zooecium, is Y- shaped and consists of three parts, the oesophagus, the stomach, and the intestine. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  11. Let the Roman Catholics, crushed by the Penal Code, let the Protestants, impoverished and insulted by England, till, musket in hand and with banners displayed, they forced their rights from her in '82- let both look narrowly at the causes of those intestine feuds, which have prostrated both in turn before the stranger, and see whether much may not be said for both sides, and whether half of what each calls crime in the other is not his own distrust or his neighbour's ignorance. – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  12. The excess to which things had been carried between father and son had not only kept the entire nation attentive to the intestine disorders ready to arise, but had made a great stir all over Europe; each power tried to blow this fire into a blaze, or to stifle it according as interest suggested. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  13. He hastened to prepare for our journey hither, like a man delivered from the pain of an intestine conflict. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  14. Intestine treachery and division in the Church of the Reformation would have done what the arts and arms of Rome failed to do. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  15. The large intestine begins in the right iliac region and is about five or six feet long. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. It therefore falls to the worm, to the wisdom of that bit of an intestine, to prepare the way for him. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  17. Of the changes wrought in the food by the various digestive processes, those which are the most profound take place in the intestine. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  18. Another purpose of the muscular coat is to empty the stomach into the small intestine. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  19. " Please," he said, as the loop of intestine he'd been holding in trailed free. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. Both measures are necessary, for the double purpose of protecting the Indians from intestine war, and in other respects complying with our engagements with them, and of securing our western frontier against incursions which otherwise will assuredly be made on it. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various