• The large intestine is a relatively wide tube that connects the small intestine with the anus.
  • It consists of three parts: the cecum (or caecum), colon, and rectum.
  • A sphincter controls the anus and opens to let feces pass through.
  • Trillions of bacteria normally live in the large intestine.
  • Most of them are helpful, and we wouldn't be able to survive without them.
  • Some of the bacteria produce vitamins, which are absorbed by theLarge intestine.
  • Other functions of intestinal bacteria include:controlling the growth of harmful bacteria.
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