Medical Dictionary

descending colon


Medical Definition of DESCENDING COLON

:  the part of the large intestine on the left side that extends from the bend below the spleen to the sigmoid colon—compare ascending colon, transverse colon

Illustration of DESCENDING COLON


July 06, 2015
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