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alvine

[al-vin, -vahyn]
adjective Medicine/Medical Obsolete.
  1. of or relating to the belly; intestinal.
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Origin of alvine

1745–55; < Latin alvīnus, equivalent to alv(us) belly + -īnus -ine1
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alvine

adjective
  1. obsolete of or relating to the intestines or belly
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Word Origin for alvine

C18: from Latin alvus belly
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