|Front of abdomen, showing the large intestine, with the stomach and small intestine in gray outline.|
|Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver (red), and the stomach and large intestine (blue)|
|Gray's||subject #249 1177|
|Artery||Superior mesenteric, Inferior mesenteric and Iliac arteries|
|Lymph||inferior mesenteric lymph nodes|
The large intestine is also called the colon or large bowel. 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 larger.
References[change | change source]
- "large intestine". NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 2014-03-04.