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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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 Crohn’s disease causes irritation in your digestive system, usually in your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here Are All the Things That Can Cause Bizarre Green Poop," 30 May 2018 Doctors found a cancerous tumor in his large intestine and performed surgery to remove it. Jessica Pressler, Daily Intelligencer, "The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against Uber," 15 May 2018 But while these bacteria are located throughout your gastrointestinal tract, their numbers increase exponentially in your large intestine, Muir says. Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: Is It Bad To Eat Foods That Give You Gas?," 18 Apr. 2018 The brain, the heart, the large intestine, and the groin: By appealing to these four organs, the Four have entrenched their services, products, and operating systems deeply into our psyches. Scott Galloway, Esquire, "Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine," 8 Feb. 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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large intestine

noun

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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