American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting the intestine: the intestinal wall; intestinal bacteria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the intestine, or the intestines in general; enteric: as, the intestinal tube or tract; intestinal movements.
- Having an intestine or enteron: the opposite of anenlerous: applied to nearly all the Metazoa as distinguished from the Protozoa.
- Inhabiting the intestine; entozoic; of or pertaining to the Intestina or Intestinalia.
- Domestic: same as intestine, a., 3.
- adj. Relating to the intestines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the intestines of an animal
- adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines
“Because all APCs are mobile, and can travel throughout the body (including the intestine), it is plausible that a child immunized with MMR would have measles virus detected in intestinal tissues using a very sensitive assay.”
“Seventy-five of 91 children with autism were found to have measles virus in intestinal biopsy tissue as compared with only five of 70 patients who didn't have autism.”
“For James McConnell and the estimated 3 million other Americans with celiac disease, staying away from gluten is a fact of life if they want to prevent long-term intestinal damage and the myriad digestive discomforts that come with the disease.”
“What I'm trying to say with such a long recount of an incident which took probably less than 10 seconds is this: some of us are born with the ABILITY and WILLINGNESS, call it intestinal fortitude, to deliver harmful force, even lethal force, to others.”
“Nevertheless, These findings suggest that chronic psychological stress can be an initiating factor in intestinal inflammation by impairing mucosal defenses against luminal bacteria ....”
“Is not in intestinal digestion the secretion of the pancreatic juice favoured by other elements like secretin?”
“Probiotics are for more long term intestinal health.”
“The development of a long-term intestinal culture system has, until recently, eluded researchers.”
“Using Finnish study samples Peltonen-Palotie’s research group has identified, for example, the DNA variant that prevents the normal breakdown of lactose in intestinal cells after weaning period, thus causing lactose intolerance.”
“Our intestinal tract is a complex and vital environment that consists of consumed foods, enzymes, bacteria and digestive juices produced by the body, along with colonies of micro-organisms known as intestinal flora.”
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