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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 small intestine 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tes·tine, n.; pl. Intestines
 1. Anat. That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
 2. pl. The bowels; entrails; viscera.
 Large intestine Human Anat. & Med., the lower portion of the bowel, terminating at the anus. It is adapted for the retention of fecal matter, being shorter, broader, and less convoluted than the small intestine; it consists of three parts, the cæcum, colon, and rectum.
 Small intestine Human Anat. & Med., the upper portion of the bowel, in which the process of digestion is practically completed. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 small intestine
      n : the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is