Definition of Colon

The part of the large intestine measured from the cecum to the rectum consisting of ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid portions. The purpose of the colon is to remove water from digested food prior to excretion.

Colon is from the group

Gastrointestinal System Part

Other Names for Colon

Colon
Large Intestine
colon

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