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ascending colon

[koh-luh n] /ˈkoʊ lən/
noun, Anatomy.
the first portion of the colon, beginning at the cecum in the lower right abdominal cavity and continuing upward along the right posterior abdominal wall to approximately the lower ribs.
Origin of ascending colon
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ascending-colon in Medicine

ascending colon n.
The part of the colon between the ileocecal orifice and the right colic flexure.

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