large intestine

noun

Definition of large intestine

  1. :  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

1823

First Known Use of large intestine

1823


LARGE INTESTINE Defined for English Language Learners

large intestine

noun

Definition of large intestine for English Language Learners

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


LARGE INTESTINE Defined for Kids

large intestine

noun

Definition of large intestine for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

large intestine

noun

Medical Definition of large intestine

  1. :  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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