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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. (wikipedia.org)

2. The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon. (wiktionary.org)

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. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

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, bowel

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