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is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon = large intest: The colon is the last 5 feet or so of your intestines, from the rectum to the cecum, and it has altogether different functions, appearance and use than the rest of your intestines.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013
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