/in"euhrdz/, n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. the internal parts of the body; entrails or viscera.
2. the internal mechanism, parts, structure, etc., of something; the interior of something: an engine's innards.
[1815-25; var. of INWARDS, n. use of INWARD]

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