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transverse colon

[koh-luh n] /ˈkoʊ lən/
noun, Anatomy.
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
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for transverse-colon

transverse colon

(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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