[ koh-luh n ]
/ ˈkoʊ lən /
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.
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Origin of ascending colon
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby ascending colon
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Medical definitions for ascending colon
The part of the colon between the ileocecal orifice and the right colic flexure.
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