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English noun: large intestine

1. large intestine (body) beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces

Broader (hypernym)bowel, gut, intestine

Narrower (hyponym)colon

Part holonymascending colon, blind gut, caecum, cecum, descending colon, rectum, sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure, transverse colon

Part meronymalimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract

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