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If I want to ask generally about differences of an organ, should I add an article before the name of the organ?

For example:

What are the differences between large intestine and small intestine

I saw this question on Facebook and I am not sure if it's correct or not. If it's correct then I don't understand why there should not have an articles before the names of the organs. (a small intestine and a large intestine)

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As far as this sentence goes, I would include the article "the", because you are specifically talking about the large intestine and the small intestine. So it would be this:

What are the differences between the large intestine and the small intestine?

Another way you could put it is to say:

What are the differences between large intestines and small intestines?

This also works for being general. You wouldn't say "the large intestines" however, because for each person, there's only one large intestine.

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