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
The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon.
The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system in vertebrate animals. Its function is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter, and then to pass useless waste material from the body. This article is primarily about the human gut, though the information about its processes are directly applicable to most mammals. The large intestine consists of the cecum, appendix, colon, rectum, and anal canal. It starts in the right iliac region of the pelvis, just at or below the right waist, where it is joined to the bottom end of the small intestine. From here it continues up the abdomen, then across the width of the abdominal cavity, and then it turns down, continuing to its endpoint at the anus. The large intestine is about 4.9 feet long, which is about one-fifth of the whole length of the intestinal canal. In Terminologia Anatomica the large intestine includes the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. However, some sources exclude the anal canal.
The numerical value of large intestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of large intestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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When we examined her stomach, small, intestine and large intestine, all of them were empty, there was no fat tissue on this baby.
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- intestí grosCatalan, Valencian
- tlusté střevoCzech
- coluddyn mawrWelsh
- παχύ έντεροGreek
- intestino gruesoSpanish
- gros intestinFrench
- intestino crassoItalian
- dikke darmDutch
- achʼíídíílNavajo, Navaho
- jelito grubePolish
- intestino grossoPortuguese
- intestin grosRomanian
- то́лстая кишка́Russian
- hrubé črevoSlovak
- kalın barsakTurkish
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