Definition of Large intestine

1. Noun. 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.

Definition of Large intestine

1. Noun. (anatomy) The second to last part of the digestive system, comprising the cecum and colon. ¹

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Medical Definition of Large intestine

1. 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. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Large intestine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The lymphatic glands of the large intestine are much less numerous than the ... The lymphatic vessels of the large intestine consist of two sets : those of ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"The large intestine. § 266. The general plan of structure of the large intestine is the same as that of the small intestine, the salient points of ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1905)
"The process is continued in the large intestine, modified somewhat by ... Observations upon the secretions of the large intestine have been made upon human ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"Carbonic acid is thus evolved in the intestine, and the whole of the large intestine becomes distended. If the whole of the solutions are poured in at once, ..."

5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The large intestine. Intestinum crassum. — The large intestine is divided ... The colon or first part of the large intestine lies against the dorsal body ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The Rectum is the terminal segment of the large intestine, and extends from ... The large intestine is arranged in the abdominal cavity in tbe form of an ..."

7. Kirkes': Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, William Hayden Rockwell, Charles Loomis Dana (1902)
"In this state it passes through the ileo-caecal opening into the large intestine. Summary of the Digestive Changes in the large intestine. ..."

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