descending colon

noun

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

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“Descending colon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/descending%20colon. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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