Subdivision of digestive tract that connects the stomach to the large intestine and is where much of the digestion and absorption of food takes place (with the exception of ruminants). The mammalian small intestine is long and coiled and can be differentiated histologically into: duodenum, jejunem, ileum[WP,cjm,Kardong]. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0073040584 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_intestine ]

Synonyms: small intestine small bowel

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim, major_organ

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Stomach_colon_rectum_diagram.svg

external definition

The terminal region of the mid intestine is comprised of specialized enterocytes that appear to play a role in mucosal immunity. Wallace et al, 2005.[TAO]

has related synonym

intestinum tenue
anterior intestine
mid intestine

homology notes

Intestinal surface area also is increased in amphibians and reptiles by internal folds and occasionally by a few villi. The intestine can be divided into a small intestine and a slightly wider large intestine.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0002108