[ koh-luh n ]
/ ˈkoʊ lən /
the last portion of the colon, beginning at the upper left abdomen in the region of the spleen and continuing downward along the left posterior wall to the sigmoid flexure.
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What Are The 6 Major Punctuation Marks?You’ve definitely seen them around, but do you know how they’re supposed to be used? The major punctuation marks are the period, comma, exclamation point, question mark, semicolon, and colon. These marks organize sentences and give them structure. The Period A period (.) ends a sentence. It comes immediately after the last letter of a sentence, and there only needs to be one space between …
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Medicine definitions for descending colon
The part of the colon extending from the left colic flexure to the pelvic brim.
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