Colon

The colon, also known as the large intestine, is the last part of the digestive tract. It allows the absorption of water and essential vitamins produced by gut bacteria and the transformation of non-digested residues, which is the origin of faeces. Shorter in length than the small intestine, with a longer transit time, the colon is considerably thicker in diameter and harbours the vast majority of the gut microbiota.

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