large intestine

noun

Definition of large intestine

: the more terminal division of the vertebrate intestine that is wider and shorter than the small intestine, typically divided into cecum, colon, and rectum, and concerned especially with the resorption of water and the formation of feces

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As food moves through the small intestine, nutrients and water are absorbed into your bloodstream, and waste moves on to the large intestine, where it is turned into stool, moves to your rectum, and stays there until pushed out in a bowel movement. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "Why Does Falling in Love Make Me Constipated?," 20 Aug. 2019 The doctor and his team would operate for 4 1/2 hours, removing his gallbladder, a segment of his liver and large intestine, and repairing his small intestine. Danny Gold, SI.com, "The Broken Case of David Ortiz," 23 July 2019 This fibrous gel later gets broken down by bacteria in the large intestine, a process that ends up providing a small amount of calories, per the FDA. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?," 15 May 2019 Chicory root fiber passes through your small intestine and then is fermented by the bacteria in your large intestine. Christy Brissette, Washington Post, "What is inulin, and why is it showing up in so many food products?," 12 June 2019 The colon is the large intestine, which is a tube in the abdomen about 5 feet long that helps move solid stool from the small intestine to the rectum. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018 Mike Scheidt sings and plays doom metal pretty well for a guy who recently nearly died from diverticulitis, endured nine hours of surgery, lost 10 inches of his large intestine and contracted MRSA and shingles in the hospital. Steve Knopper, chicagotribune.com, "Yob is out here with an album of hopeful doom metal, people," 5 July 2018 Irritable bowel syndrome is a common ailment that can cause many different symptoms in the large intestine. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Man who pooped on driver during road rage incident says he just 'had to drop it'," 12 June 2018 In June 1998, when doctors removed a benign polyp from outfielder Bobby Bonilla’s large intestine, Lasorda advocated for promoting Beltre. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "To Dodgers, Adrian Beltre is the Hall of Famer who got away," 12 June 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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large intestine

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English Language Learners Definition of large intestine

: the end part of the intestine that is wider and shorter than the small intestine

large intestine

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Kids Definition of large intestine

: the wide lower part of the intestine from which water is absorbed and in which feces are formed

large intestine

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Medical Definition of large intestine

: the more terminal division of the vertebrate intestine that is wider and shorter than the small intestine, typically divided into cecum, colon, and rectum, and concerned especially with the resorption of water and the formation of feces

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