The Small Intestine

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The small intestine, a convoluted, tubular, digestive organ, about 20 ft in length, extending from the pylorus to the ileo-caecal valve, where it terminates in the large intestine. It is connect to the spinal column by the mesenteric portion of the peritoneum, and divided into 3 parts, the duodenum (d), the jejunum, and the ileum (i).


Metheny, D. Gregg Potter's Compend of Human Anatomy 8th Ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1915) 330


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