How long is the small intestine approximately?

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THE HUMAN QUESTION #1358

How long is the small intestine approximately?

6 metres

Explanation

The intestine (or bowel) is a segment of the alimentary canal and consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. In humans, the small intestine is further subdivided into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum. The duodenum is the first 20-25 cm, followed by the jejunum and the ileum. Altogether, the intestine is around 6 metres along and measures 2-3 cm in diameter.

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