from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being within the intestine.

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  • adj. of, relating to, within, or by way of the intestines
  • adj. staying intact in the stomach, then dissolving in the intestine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the enteron, or alimentary canal; intestinal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the intestines; intestinal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the enteron
  • adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines


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Greek έντερα ("intestines, innards") + -ic


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