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Scope note
In vertebrates, the lower part of the alimentary canal extending from the pylorus to the anus. In biology, may also refer to the whole alimentary canal from the mouth downward, especially in invertebrate animals. The intestines are the site of most chemical digestive processes and the place where digested food materials are either absorbed for use by the body or collected into feces for elimination.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024