Large intestine

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Large intestine

System: Gastrointestinal system
Function: Food digestion and water/electrolyte absorption/homeostasis
Origin: Terminal ileum
Arterial supply: Aorta
Venous drainage: Ultimately portal vein
Lymphatic drainage:
Vertebral levels:
Search for Large intestine in Gray's.

The large intestine is the distal fifth, wider part of the alimentary tube commencing at the caecum which has the appendix and ending in the anus. Its longitudinal muscular fibers are arranged in three longitudinal bands or taeniae. Divided into: