HyperDic: large_intestine

English > 1 sense of the expression large intestine:
NOUNbodylarge intestinebeginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum
English > large intestine: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningBeginning 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.
Part ofalimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tracttubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus
Partsascending colonThe part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
cecum, caecum, blind gutThe cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
descending colonThe part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon
rectumThe terminal section of the alimentary canal
sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexureThe s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
transverse colonThe part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
NarrowercolonThe part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum
Broaderintestine, bowel, gutThe part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
Spanishintestino grueso
Catalanintestí gros

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