Definition of Large bowel

Large bowel: Another name for the large intestine.

The word "bowel" originated from the Latin "botulus" meaning "sausage."

Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Tummy Trouble Quiz: Test Your IQ of Digestive Diseases
Search MedTerms:

Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.