[ in-tes-tuh-nl; British in-tes-tahyn-l ]
/ ɪnˈtɛs tə nl; British ˌɪn tɛsˈtaɪn l /


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

Origin of intestinal

1590–1600; < New Latin intestīnālis; see intestine, -al1

Related forms

in·tes·ti·nal·ly, adverbpost·in·tes·ti·nal, adjectivesub·in·tes·ti·nal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for intestinal


[ ĭn-tĕstə-nəl ]


Of, relating to, or constituting the intestine.

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