mesocolon

[mez-uh-koh-luh n, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
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noun, plural mes·o·co·lons, mes·o·co·la [mez-uh-koh-luh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈkoʊ lə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/. Anatomy.

the mesentery of the colon.

Origin of mesocolon

First recorded in 1685–95; meso- + colon2
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mesocolon

[mĕz′ə-kōlən]

n.

The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall.
Related formsmes′o•colic (-kŏlĭk, -kōlĭk) adj.
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