Explain the differences between large intestine and small intestine in terms of their structure that makes both intestines function differently.

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The smaller intestine is also referred to as the small bowel and it is an elongated tube that helps in the passage of the food that comes from our stomach. The large intestine happens to be the place where the stool accumulates. The small intestine contains a large part of the ingredients that we consume or digest, as the nutrients are passed off to the body for use. On the other hand, our large intestine comprises fluids and undigested substances.

The smaller intestine can be subdivided into secondary components like the duodenum, jejunum and the ileum. Once the nutrients are absorbed by the body to be used up as food, the particles are moved on into the large intestine for being converted into waste matter. The large intestine contains 4 main components such as the colon, cecum, canal and rectum. While the focus of the small intestine is to convert food particles into nutrients, the large intestine involves in multiple functions.

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