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, in the meaning defined above

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“Transverse colon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transverse%20colon. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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transverse colon

noun

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

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