Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “large intestine”

See all translations

large intestine

noun [C usually singular] uk   specialized us  
the lower part of the bowels in which water is removed from digested food before it is passed out of the body as solid waste
Translations of “large intestine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大腸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大肠…
(Definition of large intestine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of large intestine?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More