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Large intestine

1. 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. ( 2. The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon. ( 3. The cecum, colon, and rectum collectively. (Google Dictionary) 4. 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. ( 5. This structure has 6 major divisions: caecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum. The total length is approximately 5 feet in the adult and it is responsible for forming, storing and expelling waste matter. Beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum… Extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces.The lower part of the gut that provides a tract passage to the anus for excretory material to be removed larva (pl. larvae) The pre-adult form of many animals. Syn: Colon,...

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/ˈlariNGks/  /ˈler-/ Noun, pl. larynges, larynxes 1. An organ in the neck of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration. It manipulates pitch and volume. The larynx houses the vocal folds (vocal cords), which are essential for phonation. ( 2. An organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production, housing the vocal cords, and that is situated at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the oesophagus/esophagus. ( 3. A cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech. ( Syn: voice box Word origin: From Middle French larynx (16c.), from Modern Latin, from Greek larynx (genitive laryngos) “the upper windpipe,” probably from laimos “throat,” influenced by pharynx “throat,...

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