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Large intestine   /lɑrdʒ ɪntˈɛstən/   Listen
Large intestine

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.

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"Large intestine" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the gizzard the small intestine, i, opens into the ventral side of a larger tube which may be called the large intestine, il. The blind end of the large intestine, cephalad to the opening of the small intestine, projects forward, dorsal to the gizzard, as a sort of caecum, ce, though this structure is generally stated to be wanting ...
— Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator • Albert M. Reese

... no fever, no increased leukocytosis, no muscular rigidity, and but slight general tenderness. He claimed to have lost in weight and strength during the several months previous to his admission. A tentative diagnosis of malignant tumor of the large intestine was made, but free movements weresecured rather easily, and we abandoned the idea of an exploratory operation. The patient gradually failed and died without a definite diagnosis having been made by either the medical or the surgical service. At autopsy ...
— The Origin and Nature of Emotions • George W. Crile

Words linked to "Large intestine" :   digestive tube, colon, transverse colon, gastrointestinal tract, bowel, descending colon, alimentary tract, caecum, sigmoid colon, rectum, intestine, ascending colon, alimentary canal, digestive tract, gut, cecum, GI tract, blind gut, sigmoid flexure

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