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Origin of small intestine
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for small intestine
She was immediately put on small-intestine epithelium derived from two dogs of different breed.
British Dictionary definitions for small intestine
the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completedCompare large intestine
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Medicine definitions for small intestine
The narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood. It extends from the pylorus to the cecum and consists of the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum.small bowel
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Science definitions for small intestine
The long, narrow, coiled section of the intestine that extends from the stomach to the beginning of the large intestine. Nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine. In mammals, it is made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
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Culture definitions for small intestine
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