Large-intestine definition

The portion of the intestine that extends from the ileum to the anus, forming an arch around the convolutions of the small intestine and including the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal.
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The relatively large section of the intestines of vertebrates, between the small intestine and the anus, including the cecum, colon, and rectum.
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The portion of the intestine that extends from the ileum to the anus, forming an arch around the convolutions of the small intestine and including the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal.
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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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(anatomy) The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon.
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Attributive form of large intestine.

Large-intestine contents.

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Noun

Singular:
large-intestine
Plural:
large-intestines