- Entrails are defined as the inner parts of something, or the inner organs and intestines of a person or animal.
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.
A model of a human torso revealing the entrails.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the inner organs of humans or animals; specif., the intestines; viscera; guts
- the inner parts of a thing
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French entrailles ; from Midieval Latin intralia ; from Classical Latin interanea, plural of interaneum, intestine ; from interaneus, internal ; from inter, between: see inter-
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- The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.
- Internal parts: “sidewalk repair shops, where the entrails of bicycles and cars and motorcycles are spread, mechanics poring over them” (Alan Cowell).
Origin: From Middle English entraille, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intrālia, alteration of Latin interānea, from neuter pl. of interāneus, internal, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.
entrails - Medical Definition