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

Synonym: bowel, intestine.

2. Inward; inner.

Origin: neuter of intestinus

Synonym: gut.

Origin: L. Intestinus, internal, ntr. As noun, the entrails, fr. Intus, within