Definition of Small intestine

1. Noun. The longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed.

Definition of Small intestine

1. Noun. (anatomy) The upper part of the intestine, between the stomach and the large intestine, divided into the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. ¹

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Medical Definition of Small intestine

1. The small intestine is composed of three sections: duodenum, jejunum and ileum. All are involved in the absorption of nutrients. The total length of the small intestine is approximately 22 feet. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Small intestine

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The lymphatic glands of the small intestine are placed between the layers of the mesentery, occupying the meshes formed by the superior mesenteric vessels, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The abdomen was moderately distended. The diagnosis was made of occlusion by an adhesion or a band high in the small intestine,. ..."

3. Manual of Serum Diagnosis: Deep Breathing and a Complete System for by Bernarr Macfadden, Otto Rostoski (1904)
"Now, nourishment cannot enter the blood until it has been chemically prepared in the stomach and in the small intestine with the aid of the juices ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The chief points of difference are— (i) The wall'of the small intestine is smooth and ... The dissector should attempt to pull the small intestine forwards, ..."

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