A model of a human torso revealing the entrails.
When a wolf kills an animal and tears him open and begins to eat his inner organs and intestines, the wolf is eating an example of entrails.
- the inner organs of humans or animals; specif., the intestines; viscera; guts
- the inner parts of a thing
Origin of entrailsMiddle English and amp; Old French entrailles ; from Medieval Latin intralia ; from Classical Latin interanea, plural of interaneum, intestine ; from interaneus, internal ; from inter, between: see inter-
- The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
- Internal parts: the entrails of a car engine.
Origin of entrailsFrom Middle English entraille, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, from neuter pl. of interaneus, internal, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.