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[ in-tes-tuh-nl; British in-tes-tahyn-l ]


  1. occurring in or affecting the intestines.
  2. of, relating to, or resembling the intestines.

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Other Words From

  • in·testi·nal·ly adverb
  • postin·testi·nal adjective
  • subin·testi·nal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of intestinal1

1590–1600; < New Latin intestīnālis; intestine, -al 1

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Example Sentences

After many hospitalizations, Sam was referred to specialists at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute and ultimately was diagnosed with a severe case of intestinal dysmotility, where the intestine doesn’t properly move food or waste products.

The proper alteration of the intestinal flora could help battle diseases that had plagued humans for centuries.

For example, New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica identified a discrepancy in Lovelace’s reporting of cases of NEC, the dangerous intestinal condition.

We had kids at the Naval Academy that were much sicker than last time and having these intestinal issues rather than respiratory issues.

As we eat, food moves down the digestive track and is processed into molecules that are small enough to cross the intestinal wall and move into the circulation.

He said it was okay, that he had been busy too… busy fighting serious intestinal problems.

The improper scheduling “led to inaccurate reporting of GI [gastro-intestinal] clinic wait times,” the report concluded.

There is also evidence that NSAIDs cause intestinal damage when taken in conjunction with exercise.

The "entero" prefix denotes the fact that many have been found to cause intestinal problems—often a 24-hour "stomach flu."

They are right—it does not cause stomach or intestinal problems, only the devastating brain infection.

Diminished hydrochloric acid favors intestinal putrefaction.

Excess of any of these structures may result from excessive ingestion or deficient intestinal digestion.

A Gram-positive stool due to cocci is suggestive of intestinal ulceration.

Charcot-Leyden crystals (Fig. 6) are not infrequently encountered, and strongly suggest the presence of intestinal parasites.

It is widely distributed geographically, and is one of the most common of intestinal parasites in this country.


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