- 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
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- The part of the colon between the ileocecal orifice and the right colic flexure.
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