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Large intestine

Introduction: Large intestine

Description of Large intestine

Large intestine: The long, tube-like organ that is connected to the small intestine at one end and the anus at the other. The large intestine has four parts: cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Partly digested food moves through the cecum into the colon, where water and some nutrients and electrolytes are removed. The remaining material, solid waste called stool, moves through the colon, is stored in the rectum, and leaves the body through the anal canal and anus.
Source: National Institute of Health

Large intestine: beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Large intestine: segment of the lower gastrointestinal tract that includes the cecum, the colon and the rectum.
Source: CRISP

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Large intestine as an Organ

Large intestine (organ): The large intestine is a hollow organ located in the lower abdomen and is...more »

Large intestine (organ): The large intestine receives food after it has been processed by the small intestine. Whereas the small intestine absorbs most

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The term Large intestine can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Large intestine

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WordNet 2.1

  • bowel,gut,intestine
  • internal organ,viscus
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

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