Definitions for "Large intestine"
the digestive organ made up of the ascending (right) colon, the transverse (across) colon, the descending (left) colon the sigmoid (end) colon and the rectum. The colon receives the liquid contents from the small intestine and absorbs the water and electrolytes from this liquid to form feces, or waste. Feces are then stored in the rectum until elimination from the body through the anus.
The terminal portions of the intestinal tract, consisting of the colon, the rectum, and the anorectal canal.
organ just anterior to rectum; stores feces and recovers water and some nutrients.