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how long is the human intestine?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
6.9 m: The average length of the small intestine in an adult human male is 6.9 m (22 feet 6 inches), and in an adult female 7.1 m (23 feet 4 inches). It can vary greatly, from as short as 4.6 m (15 feet) to as long as 9.8 m (32 feet).
Answered on Sep 1, 2019
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