ascending colon

[ koh-luhn ]

  1. the first portion of the colon, beginning at the cecum in the lower right abdominal cavity and continuing upward along the right posterior abdominal wall to approximately the lower ribs.

Origin of ascending colon

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby ascending colon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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