How long is the lower intestine?
The lower intestine is called the large intestine. This part of the digestive system absorbs nutrients from what someone puts in their stomach. The large intestine is about five feet long.
The lower intestine, more accurately called the "small intestine", is around seven metres long in an average adult human. Rounded to two decimal places, this is equal to 22.97 feet. The small intestine is, in fact, around 4 to 5 times longer than the large intestine, but derives its name from its smaller diameter in comparison to the large intestine.
If the small intestine is about seven meters long and the large intestine is about two meters long why aren't the names switched?
The names are based on their girth or thickness/width; the long intestine is much wider than the small intestine. the large intestine is much wide as compared to the small intestine, so i think it is not based on its length but the thickness. plus the large intestine leads to the anus and is less convoluted as the small intestine.