the part of the alimentary canal consisting of the caecum, colon, and rectum. It extracts moisture from food residues, which are later excreted as faeces: Compare small intestine
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How to use large intestine in a sentence
Simple constipation and diseases of the large intestine alone do not increase the amount of indican.
Larger amounts, not well mixed with fecal matter, indicate inflammation of the large intestine.
It lives in the large intestine, especially the cecum, with its slender extremity embedded in the mucous membrane.
Rectum, rek′tum, n. the lowest part of the large intestine:—pl.
Sometimes there are anatomical reasons, as the capacity of the large intestine.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Scientific definitions for large intestine
The wide lower section of the intestine that extends from the end of the small intestine to the anus. The large intestine acts mainly to absorb water from digested materials and solidify feces. In most vertebrate animals, it includes the cecum, colon, and rectum.
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Cultural definitions for large intestine
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