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intestine

Pronunciation: in-tes'tin

Definition: The digestive tube passing from the stomach to the anus. It is divided primarily into the small intestine (intestinum tenue) and the large intestine (intestinum crassum).

Synonym(s): bowel, gut1, intestinum1

[L. intestinum]

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