transverse colon

[ koh-luhn ]

  1. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for transverse colon

transverse colon

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

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