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Definitions for intestinal
ɪnˈtɛs tə nl; Brit. ˌɪn tɛsˈtaɪn lin·testi·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intestinal, enteric, enteraladjective

    of or relating to or inside the intestines

    "intestinal disease"

Wiktionary

  1. intestinaladjective

    Relating to the intestines.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intestinaladjective

    Belonging to the guts.

    Etymology: intestinal, Fr. from intestine.

    The mouths of the lacteals are opened by the intestinal tube, affecting a straight instead of a spiral cylinder. Arbuth.

Wikipedia

  1. intestinal

    The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract, digestive tract, alimentary canal) is the tract or passageway of the digestive system that leads from the mouth to the anus. The GI tract contains all the major organs of the digestive system, in humans and other animals, including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Food taken in through the mouth is digested to extract nutrients and absorb energy, and the waste expelled at the anus as feces. Gastrointestinal is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines. Most animals have a "through-gut" or complete digestive tract. Exceptions are more primitive ones: sponges have small pores (ostia) throughout their body for digestion and a larger dorsal pore (osculum) for excretion, comb jellies have both a ventral mouth and dorsal anal pores, while cnidarians and acoels have a single pore for both digestion and excretion.The human gastrointestinal tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and is divided into the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts. The GI tract includes all structures between the mouth and the anus, forming a continuous passageway that includes the main organs of digestion, namely, the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. The complete human digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver and gallbladder). The tract may also be divided into foregut, midgut, and hindgut, reflecting the embryological origin of each segment. The whole human GI tract is about nine metres (30 feet) long at autopsy. It is considerably shorter in the living body because the intestines, which are tubes of smooth muscle tissue, maintain constant muscle tone in a halfway-tense state but can relax in spots to allow for local distention and peristalsis.The gastrointestinal tract contains the gut microbiota, with some 1,000 different strains of bacteria having diverse roles in maintenance of immune health and metabolism, and many other microorganisms. Cells of the GI tract release hormones to help regulate the digestive process. These digestive hormones, including gastrin, secretin, cholecystokinin, and ghrelin, are mediated through either intracrine or autocrine mechanisms, indicating that the cells releasing these hormones are conserved structures throughout evolution.

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  1. intestinal

    Intestinal refers to anything related to the intestine - the part of the digestive system that is involved in digesting food and absorbing nutrients and water. It stretches from the stomach to the anus and includes the small intestine and large intestine. Intestinal can refer to diseases, conditions, functions, or parts of this system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intestinaladjective

    of or pertaining to the intestines of an animal; as, the intestinal tube; intestinal digestion; intestinal ferments

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. intestinal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intestinal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intestinal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of intestinal in a Sentence

  1. Umberto Volta:

    A high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages.

  2. Piers Mitchell:

    Medieval medical texts show they did not realize intestinal worms were live organisms.

  3. Bon Jovis:

    The whole family is together, all the kids are here with us, weve been here 15 days now, not that Im counting. Everyone here, Jake had a mild version of it, just the intestinal kind.

  4. William Schaffner:

    You are contagious before you are ill and during the illness, but undoubtedly people have the virus in their intestinal tract who never get ill.

  5. Dirk Engels:

    So for diseases like elephantiasis, Guinea worm disease, schistosomiasis, the intestinal worms and trachoma, you can regularly treat people with safe, single dose drugs and then they never actually build up a worm load that could cause them problems.

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