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Colon

intestine

Colon, large intestine from the cecum (the pouch into which the small intestine empties) to the rectum, about 60 in (1.5 m) long. The colon is divided into 4 segments: the ascending, transverse, descending, and the sigmoid, or pelvic.

See also: Intestine.

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