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bowel:

see intestineintestine,
muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. In humans this fairly narrow (about 1 in./2.
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bowel

[bau̇l]
(anatomy)
The intestine.

bowel

1. an intestine, esp the large intestine in man
2. innards; entrails
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SCREENING Bowel screening programmes targeted at those at highest risk have been rolled out across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) tracked the first year of the bowel screening program which started in August 2006 and involved nearly 450,000 screening tests sent to men and women aged 55 to 65 years.
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