Add to collection
  • + Create new collection
  • Rights: University of Waikato Published 1 July 2011 Size: 110 KB Referencing Hub media

    The large intestine consists of the caecum, colon, rectum and anal canal. It is about 1.5 metres long and has an average diameter of about 6 cm.

    The 4 major functions of the large intestine are recovery of water and electrolytes, formation and storage of faeces and fermentation of some of the indigestible food matter by bacteria.

      Go to full glossary
      Download all