transverse colon


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

Examples of transverse colon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The procedure was uncomplicated with no gross mucosal pathology, however, an insect was found in the transverse colon (Fig. 1, to the left), was found in the transverse colon on a routine screening colonoscopy.). Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2015 During screening colonoscopy, a cockroach was encountered in the transverse colon of a 51-year-old woman with a history of schizophrenia. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 7 Aug. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transverse colon was circa 1860

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“Transverse colon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

transverse colon

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

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