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Small intestine


1. The part of the gastrointestinal tract following the stomach and followed by the large intestine, and is where much of the digestion and absorption of food takes place. (

2. The upper part of the intestine, between the stomach and the large intestine, divided into the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. (

3. 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. (

4. The longest part of the alimentary canal where digestion is completed. (

5. It is a tube-like structure that can be over 6 metres long in a grown adult that forms part of the digestive system. The small intestine is the site where most food is absorbed in an organism, where digestive enzymes are secreted into it to further break down food. (

6. The part of the intestine that runs between the stomach and the large intestine; the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum collectively. (Google Dictionary)

Syn: Small bowel

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