Large intestine

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Large intestine
Intestine-diagram.svg
Front of abdomen, showing the large intestine, with the stomach and small intestine in gray outline.
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Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver (red), and the stomach and large intestine (blue)
Latin intestinum crassum
Gray's subject #249 1177
Artery Superior mesenteric, Inferior mesenteric and Iliac arteries
Lymph inferior mesenteric lymph nodes
Dorlands/Elsevier Large intestine

The large intestine is between the small intestine and the rectum. It connects the small intestine to the rectum and anus. It is about 1.5 meters long or 5 feet. It is shorter than the small intestine. But its diameter is bigger, so its name is large intestine.It is composed of the appendix, cecum, ascending, transverse and descending colon, sigmoid, rectum, and anal sphincter. The long intestine functions to absorb water, form feces, move/store faeces and electrolytes.

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