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transverse colon

[koh-luh n] /ˈkoʊ lən/
noun, Anatomy
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
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for trans-verse colon

transverse colon

noun
1.
(anatomy) the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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trans-verse colon in Medicine

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

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