in·tes·tine /ɪnˈtɛstən/ 名詞
1. Internal; inward; -- opposed to external.
Epilepsies, fierce catarrhs,
Intestine stone and ulcers. --Milton.
2. Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; -- applied usually to that which is evil; as, intestine disorders, calamities, etc.
Hoping here to end
Intestine war in heaven, the arch foe subdued. --Milton.
An intestine struggle . . . between authority and liberty. --Hume.
3. Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
Everything labors under an intestine necessity. --Cudworth.
4. Shut up; inclosed. [R.]
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.
n : the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the
anus [syn: bowel, gut]