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transverse colon

[ koh-luhn ]
/ ˈkoʊ lən /
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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.
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Origin of transverse colon

First recorded in 1855–60
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transverse colon

noun
anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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