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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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  • The second section, the transverse colon, crosses the upper abdomen to the left side.
British Dictionary definitions for transverse 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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transverse 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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