mesocolon

[ mez-uh-koh-luhn, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈkoʊ lən, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /

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.

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Origin of mesocolon

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

mesocolon
[ mĕz′ə-kōlən ]

n.

The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall.

Other words from mesocolon

mes′o•colic (-kŏlĭk, -kōlĭk) adj.
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