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Noun: large intestine  laa(r)j in'tes-tin
  1. Beginning with the caecum and ending with the rectum; includes the caecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as faeces

Derived forms: large intestines

Type of: bowel, gut, intestine

Part of: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract

Encyclopedia: Large intestine