The colon, or large intestine, is about 5 feet long in humans. The large intestine is the last segment of the digestive system, which is 30 feet in total length. More »

The colon or large intestine is approximately 5 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. The small intestine is 20 feet long and 1 inch in diameter. The large intestine is responsible for absorbing water from wastes and creat... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

The normal human colon is about 5 feet long. Its main purpose is to hold and dry out waste material produced by digestion. The gut flora in the colon break down materials that remain unabsorbed. More » Science Human Anatomy

In humans, the small intestine is about 20 feet long, and the large intestine is about 5 feet long. Both are situated in the abdomen and form a continuous tube from the stomach to the anus. More »

The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, removes excess nutrients to form stools and transports this product to the rectum. This organ is part of the digestive system and is essential in the removal of waste. More »

The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, is the last section of the digestive tract. The colon consists of the cecum, the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and rectum.  Whil... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

The sigmoid colon is located at the end of the large intestine immediately before the rectum, according to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It is the final section of the large intestine and follows the ascending ... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs