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Large intestine

Large intestine
(Science: anatomy) also called the colon, 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; includes the cecum and the colon and 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.


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