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Large intestine

The large intestine is larger and shorter than the small intestine and connects to the small intestine and the anus. Nutrient deficient material from the small intestine travels through the large intestine to the anus. This material is called feces and is excreted. Feces is made up of material that our bodies cannot break down into smaller parts to be used by the body.

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Resource Type: Illustration
Audience Level: Middle school 6-8

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Authors and Editors: Katie Hale of CSUF
Publisher: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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