Small intestine

Definition of Small intestine

(Human Anat. & Med.) the upper portion of the bowel, in which the process of digestion is practically completed. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

See also: Intestine

Related Words

alimentary canal, alimentary tract, arteria ileum, bowel, digestive tract, digestive tube, duodenum, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, gut, ileal artery, ileum, intestinal artery, intestine, jejunal artery, jejunum
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