transverse colon

[ koh-luh n ]
/ ˈkoʊ lən /

noun Anatomy.

the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon on the right and the descending colon on the left.

Origin of transverse colon

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for transverse colon

transverse colon


anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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Medicine definitions for transverse colon

transverse colon


The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.
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