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descending colon

[koh-luh n] /ˈkoʊ lən/
noun, Anatomy
1.
the last portion of the colon, beginning at the upper left abdomen in the region of the spleen and continuing downward along the left posterior wall to the sigmoid flexure.
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descending cola in Medicine

descending colon n.
The part of the colon extending from the left colic flexure to the pelvic brim.

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