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Any of the three bands in which the longitudinal muscular fibers of the large intestine, except the rectum, are collected: the mesocolic band, located at the place corresponding to the mesenteric attachment; the free band, located opposite the mesocolic band; and the omental band, located at the place corresponding to the site of adhesion of the greater omentum to the transverse colon.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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