Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or constituting the intestine: the intestinal wall; intestinal bacteria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the intestines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the intestines of an animal

from The 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.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    Hot Topics: Autism

  • 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.

    Hot Topics: 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.

    A New Diet Villain

  • 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.

    Spray and Pray: Why cops should go back to carrying revolvers

  • Nevertheless, These findings suggest that chronic psychological stress can be an initiating factor in intestinal inflammation by impairing mucosal defenses against luminal bacteria ....

    More Stress, Depression & Health

  • Is not in intestinal digestion the secretion of the pancreatic juice favoured by other elements like secretin?

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • Probiotics are for more long term intestinal health.

    Latest Articles

  • The development of a long-term intestinal culture system has, until recently, eluded researchers.

    Random feeds from Syndic8.com

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • 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.

    Christina Pirello: The Gift Of Food

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.