As in the last two genera the large intestine is about one half of the length of the small intestine.
There was no large intestine in the place of the ascending colon.
When the residue of the food reaches the large intestine, bacteria are found in very great numbers.
Free eggs were also found both in the small and large intestine.
It is not confined to the small intestine, but is found in the large intestine as well.
The pain is usually referred to some part of the large intestine.
The transition from the thin-walled ileum to the thick muscular walls of the large intestine is abrupt.
These instances are, however, exceptional in the large intestine.
Differentiation in caliber, with direct funnel-like transition of small into large intestine.
This widens abruptly at the lower end to form the large intestine.
large intestine n.
The portion of the intestine that extends from the ileum to the anus, forming an arch around the convolutions of the small intestine and including the cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal.
|large intestine |
The wide lower section of the intestine that extends from the end of the small intestine to the anus. The large intestine acts mainly to absorb water from digested materials and solidify feces. In most vertebrate animals, it includes the cecum, colon, and rectum.
The lower portion of the intestines, which receives a soupy mixture of digested food from the small intestine, reabsorbs most of the fluids, and then passes the resulting solid substance (feces) out of the body through the anus. The large intestine is divided into the cecum, colon, and rectum.