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    Rights: Dr Sarah Pain, Massey University Published 31 March 2021 Size: 1.4 MB Referencing Hub media

    The large intestine is the final part of the digestive tract. It is made up of the caecum and the colon. The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water and minerals. It also stores the waste product from the digestive system – faeces.

    IMAGE: The large intestine of a ruminant digestive tract, Dr Sarah Pain, Massey University.