the part of the intestine that lies between the stomach and colon. The small bowel secretes digestive enzymes, and is the chief site of the absorption of digested nutrients. It is also called the small intestine.
The small intestine, leading out of the stomach; narrower but longer than the large intestine (or colon), to which it connects. See also: bowel
the small intestines, which run from the stomach down to the colon and are responsible for digesting the food and absorbing the nutrients from it into the bloodstream.
Part of the digestive system. Tube that connects the stomach to the large bowel (colon). Digestion continues in the first part of the small bowel (duodenum). In the rest of the small bowel (the ileum), nutrients from digested food are absorbed into the body.
Another name for the small intestine . See the entire definition of Small bowel
fourteen-foot section of the gastrointestinal tract, consisting of the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum, which empties into the beginning of the large bowel (the cecum) at the ileocecal valve