transverse colon


transverse colon

noun

Definition of TRANSVERSE COLON

:  the middle portion of the colon that extends across the abdominal cavity

First Known Use of TRANSVERSE COLON

circa 1860

transverse colon

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSVERSE COLON

: the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity joining the ascending colon to the descending colon

Illustration of TRANSVERSE COLON

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: transverse crevasse
Previous Word in the Dictionary: transverse bone
All Words Near: transverse colon

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up transverse colon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).